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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 03-11-2015
£5.00
£0.00 gift aid
Dear Ruth, Our mutual friend Sophie told me about your week's challenge - huge congratulations, I am full of admiration! Very best wishes, Liz x
Donation by Liz Crawford
on 03-11-2015
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid
You are truly amazing, an inspiration to all, beautiful inside and out. Well done babe I hope your really proud xxxx
Donation by Natalie lea
on 03-11-2015
£30.00
£0.00 gift aid
Congratulations. I'm glad it went so well.
Donation by Kate Fothergill
on 03-11-2015
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
You are so inspiring! Well done Ruth Xxx
Donation by The Kennedy Family (Lady V)
on 02-11-2015
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
You are very brave doin this,but you still look lovely without hair,well done X
Donation by Mhari
on 02-11-2015
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid
Donations from cupcake sales
Donation by The Conduit Coffee House (Sid's)
on 02-11-2015
£30.00
£0.00 gift aid
go Ruth! Love, Robin and Fiona
Donation by Anonymous
on 02-11-2015
£30.00
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Ruth! Love Liam & Julia
Donation by Anonymous
on 02-11-2015
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
Congrats Ruth!
Donation by Charlie Wethered
on 02-11-2015
£30.00
£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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