Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Sue Hampton Author Visit

On September 29th Sue Hampton, an author with alopecia, was coming to my school to explain alopecia and talk about her books. When the assembly started I was a tiny bit apprehensive but also I was excited. Sue said that she was normally the only person in the WHOLE school with alopecia, my two friends sitting next to me looked straight at me.

In the assembly Sue called me to come up to the front with her so we both could talk about alopecia - at that stage I was really nervous! Sue talked about her life with alopecia and how she became and author.

After the assembly Sue came into each of the classes to talk more about her books and read us pages  or a chapter of a few of them.

At the end of the day Sue was selling her books at the school playground. Almost EVERYONE crowded around the table so me and mum waited until they had gone. Then I bought two more books to read and had a nice little chat with Sue. After that mum thought it would be a good idea to take a picture of me and Sue so we did but a horse photo-bombed us! :D

When I got home I was super thrilled that it all happened (plus I can relax) and I was pleased that everyone should understand me and my alopecia.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Alopecia AWARENESS Month!!

Erin's story of her head shave made it into our local news!! fantastic piece of Alopecia Awareness just ahead of September Alopecia Awareness Month!

Then after this, we were called by ITV Anglia News and asked if they could come and film Erin and chat to her about her alopecia, her head shave and also this blog!! Erin and I were both super nervous but really pleased with the final piece that aired on TV:

Erin's fundraising has shot up now to £910!!! If you can help us break the £1000 barrier for Alopecia UK that would be amazing!