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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

Donation by Anonymous
on 09-11-2015
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
Congratulations Ruth, great to see how well your fundraising has gone and the publicity you have created.
Donation by Harry Gow
on 07-11-2015
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
It's actually me this time! Amazing effort Ruth and so happy to see you've raised so much. Saw the Grazia piece today - so exciting! xx
Donation by Emily KS
on 05-11-2015
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
With very best wishes for your fundraising campaign
Donation by Nancy Robson
on 05-11-2015
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
Well done!!
Donation by Ken Bland
on 05-11-2015
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Tim
on 04-11-2015
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid
With love from all the Denny family.x
Donation by Elaine and Peter Denny
on 04-11-2015
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
With love and best wishes
Donation by Margaret and Jim Leslie
on 04-11-2015
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
I saw the paper about your week in the Stewards room at the Globe, much to my surprise! And i'm so impressed by your effort! Note the Henry March book you kindly lent me has appeared back in the room.
Donation by David Cleverly
on 04-11-2015
£50.00
£0.00 gift aid
Ruth you're so inspiring - what an incredible thing you've done! Hope the support, awareness and donations keep on coming!
Donation by Sophie Shott
on 03-11-2015
£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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