alopeciaAlopecia UK has put on a second year of obstacle courses, complete with mud, ice, fire, electric shocks and heights that were carried out by a thirteen member team of ‘Apatchy Warriors’. The event marked International Alopecia Day 2017 and was used to highlight and raise awareness of the condition.

The gruelling obstacle course

The team were made to get around a ten kilometre course within three hours but were allowed to help each other along the way in the various challenges. Each member showed excellent team spirit and camaraderie - photos of the challenges are all available online. Many team members were sufferers of alopecia, who found the event to be an enlightening experience. One member described the experience as a great way to gain new friends, confidence and become more accepting of her alopecia and the way she looks. Plenty of spectators arrived on the day and alopecia awareness was raised through the use of sponsorships and team t-shirts. Alopecia UK not only organised the whole event, it even sponsored some of the teams. In total, the Apatchy Warriors team managed to raise £2500 for Alopecia UK through both online and offline fundraising.

What is Alopecia UK?

Alopecia UK is a charity run by volunteers which provides information, advice and support for those who are affected by alopecia areata, alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis. The charity which was founded in 2004 also supports research into the causes of and any possible treatments of any of these conditions. Alopecia UK regularly updates its websites with up to date articles about hair loss research and resources for patients with treatment options, information on wigs and patient resources. The charity is generously supported by the British Association of Dermatologists and also has its own merchandise shop online so that their supporters can raise awareness of the condition.  If you want to find out more about the condition then please don't hesistate to give us a call at His Hair Clinic on +44(0)845 359 2924

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