Megan Sheridan from Leicestershire took part in the 'Robin Hood 10k' on 7th November to raise funds and awareness for Alopecia UK.
We had a chat with her to find out how she got on....
Tell us a bit about the run..
The Robin Hood 10k was my first official charity run and something i've want to tick off the bucket list for a while. I decided to enter the race and raise some money for Alopecia UK.
Why did you choose to raise funds for Alopecia UK?
I have suffered from both alopecia areata and totalis at a young age and so it's a charity that is close to my heart. Having alopecia at the age of 13, it was something that I had never even heard of before. Being at school whilst having alopecia was extremely challenging and hard to process. Thankfully I have a very supportive family and set of friends who helped me through. Alopecia UK also helped me and my family get advice and support on how to handle situations, get treatments and cope with the physical and emotional changes. It's also important to raise awareness of alopecia because like myself prior to diagnosis, so many people are not aware of what it is.
How did the run go on the day?
It was fantastic! Not only did I beat my fundraising target of £300 by raising £360 on my Justgiving page, I also managed to finish the race in under an hour so i'm chuffed!
And chuffed her are too! Thank you so much Megan for 'getting involved' for Alopecia UK. The winter months are always a quieter time for the charity in terms of fundraising so we're delighted that Megan braved the winter weather to take part in this event. If Megan has inspired you to do some fundraising for Alopecia UK, please check out our 'Fundraising A-Z' for ideas of how you can help.