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Ruth's Wig Free Week

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Ruth McPherson

I went wig-free for a week to fundraise for Autoimmune Alopecia Research UK.

Total raised
£10,146.99

Target
£10000.00

100%

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About

I have had alopecia totalis for almost ten years, since I left school age 18. That summer, my hair began to fall out and three months later, I was completely bald. Losing my hair was extremely traumatic, as I didn't understand what was happening to my body, and was unable to control it.

Alopecia is an autoimmune disease which occurs when the immune system attacks healthy hair follicles, often causing permanent hair loss. Although not damaging to physical health, alopecia can have severe effects on quality of life and emotional health.

Over time, and with incredible support from my friends and family, I have grown more confident about my appearance, however I still feel the need to wear a wig every day.

Undertaking the challenge of Wig Free Week is a huge step for me, but I hope it will be a liberating one!

Event details

Wig Free Week

Wig Free Week will be the first time I have ever gone out in public without my wig for an extended period of time, and the first time that I have shared photographs of my bald head.

Please sponsor me to go wig-free and raise money for AAR-UK! They are a fantastic charity working to set up the UK’s first biobank for autoimmune alopecia research. The data they collect will prove invaluable to finding out what causes alopecia and may one day help find a cure to help sufferers across the world.

The Youtube links above contain a video about AAR-UK and one about my story. You can also visit my blog to find out more:

https://livingwithalopeciablog.wordpress.com/

Event date

26-October-2015 00:00  - 
01-November-2015 23:55

Event type

Wig Free Week

Event is completed

Video

Donations

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year love. Keep doing what you're doing. You have achieved so much in such little time. We are all proud of you. Love Pri and Bhavna xxxxx
Donation by Priyanka Devani
on 29-12-2015
£50.00
£0.00 gift aid
Go Ruthy!! xxx
Donation by Rosalind Eleazar
on 17-12-2015
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid
Humbling! You are a special girl
Donation by J Allmark
on 17-12-2015
£50.00
£0.00 gift aid
Well done You look like you Mam
Donation by Caroline Leggat
on 15-12-2015
£5.00
£0.00 gift aid
Well done what a fantastic achievement! You should be very proud!
Donation by Kelly Smith
on 15-12-2015
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Imogen Armstrong
on 03-12-2015
£390.82
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 22-11-2015
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Ruth! You are doing great!
Donation by Andrew MacCallum
on 21-11-2015
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
Well done for highlighting the problem. Hope you reach your target.
Donation by Stuart and Christine Henderson
on 20-11-2015
£50.00
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Cath Ogden
on 16-11-2015
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £10,031.99
Offline Donations: £115.00
Total Raised: £10,146.99
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £10,146.99

Donations closed

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