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Vikki Overcomes Obstacles in Colourful Style!

21st April 2015

Vicky Webb from Surrey is doing some fundraising for Alopecia UK. We caught up with her to find out what she has planned.....

Tell us a bit about what you're planning to do for Alopecia UK
Myself, my 3 sisters and 2 very close friends have decided to take part in the Color Obstacle Rush on the 6th June 2015 in Windsor. It's a 5 kilometre run which involves up to 10 obstacles.

Why have you chosen to raise money for Alopecia UK?
I have Alopecia Universalis. At 22 years old when my hair started to fall out, I felt alone and although I have huge support from my family, they didn't know how I felt. I am now bald and proud and alopecia has made me into a much stronger person.

How much are you hoping to raise?
Our group target is 750.00 and we are hoping to smash it!

Why is it so important to you to raise money for Alopecia UK?
When I first began to lose my hair around a year and a half ago, alopecia was like 'the unknown' to me. After around a month of dramatic hair loss and thinning, I decided it was time to have all my hair shaven off to beat the inevitable.

Alopecia UK is a great charity which is understated and they help to raise awareness of the condition. I have been approached a countless amount of times as my baldness has been misinterpreted as a result of cancer treatment. I am thankful every day that other than alopecia I am in good health, however by helping to raise awareness I hope that in the future people will not consider it an unknown like I did. I have attended an AUK support group meeting in Berkhamsted and met some amazing ladies and I would love to help raise money for something so close to all our hearts.

Good luck to Vikki and her sisters & friends. We hope you have a fantastic time at the Color Obstacle Rush. If you would like to sponsor Vikki, you can visit her Justgiving page here.




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