Best friends Linda Chapman and Kirsty Pritchard hosted a barn dance on 25 October at Heath Hayes Constitutional Club.
The night included a hog roast and live music from ‘Pats on the Fiddle’. About 150 people attended the evening which also involved a tombola, a raffle, some waxing and a head shave!
Many of those in attendance got into the spirit of things with cowboy hats and checked shirts.
We asked Linda why Kirsty and herself decided to hold the event in aid of Alopecia UK:
“I wanted to raise awareness of the condition as well as funds for a charity that has supported me. A barn dance is something a little different and a bit of fun. I’m a newbie to alopecia and have only had it for just over a year. I wanted to show people that you don’t need hair to have fun.
The highlight of the night for me was prancing around the room with my inflatable horse costume to the band playing “Riding on a Donkey”, ripping my wig off and waving it about. Everybody cheered as I did so. It was great to see everyone dancing, laughing and having a real good time.
It was great to see little Sydney (and her parents) again who I met at Alopecia UK’s Alton Towers event earlier in the year and to meet Lyndsey who got in touch with me via Facebook (the attached photo from left to right is Sydney, Linda and Lyndsey). Lyndsey said something lovely on the night which resonated with me, "Together we are stronger". I completely agree with this and have loved meeting others with alopecia.
We cannot believe we raised over £1,000 for Alopecia UK. This is much more than we hoped for so we are thrilled. Thank you to everyone for supporting our event and to Alopecia UK for supporting me.”
A HUGE THANK YOU to Linda, Kirsty and everyone involved in the barn dance. We are very grateful to all our fundraisers who allow Alopecia UK to continue.