Madeleine's fundraiser for Alopecia UK
Fundraising for Alopecia UK
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Madeleine developed Alopecia 3 and a half years ago. Her hair started falling out while on a family holiday and a few weeks later it was all gone. This was an incredibly hard time for her but we were fortunate enough to come across the Alopecia UK charity through which she has since received incredible support from a wonderful team and the volunteers who work with the charity.
The charity runs online support sessions, theme park trips and activity weekends to help children like Madeleine to feel like they are not alone and that their hair loss doesn't define them. This has been a major factor in helping to maintain Madeleine's confidence and bravery despite everything that has been thrown at her. She has given talks at her school about the condition and is always trying to educate people who make comments or ask questions.
On 17th September we will be walking from Southampton to Winchester with Madeleine to raise money for Alopecia UK, along with some fundraising activities that Madeleine is doing at her school.
Alopecia UK is a small registered charity working hard to improve the lives of those affected by alopecia. The charity has aims of Support, Awareness and Research.
A diagnosis of alopecia can make you feel like your world has been turned upside down. It can impact on relationships, work and social life. Many can find it difficult to go out in public to begin with, or even look in a mirror. Alopecia UK is here to help people at this difficult time.