Not everyone who fundraises for Alopecia UK has alopecia themselves. Twelve year old Lucia Lucioni recently took part in a sponsored swimming challenge to raise money for us. She tells us why:
Tell us about your swimming challenge:
My swim challenge was to swim 100 lengths of a swimming pool in under 2 hours.
And how did it go? How much did you raise?
My swim was absolutely amazing. I had a perfect crowd and everyone was so generous with their sponsors. I have raised approximately £570 for Alopecia UK and I completed my challenge in just 76 minutes!
Why did you decide to raise funds for Alopecia UK?
I decided to raise money for Alopecia UK as one of my friends has alopecia and I want tomorrow to be brighter for her and others with alopecia. I don't want them to believe that just because they don't have hair doesn't mean that they are different so should be treated differently. Not only that, I know people say "I am having a really bad hair day today!"....well I cannot imagine not having hair.
How do you feel now you've completed your challenge? Would you do it again?
Now that I have done the challenge, I really want to do it again and again! I loved the training and the whole process of it all!
A HUGE THANK YOU to Lucia for her fundraising efforts. We're thrilled that she chose to 'get involved' for Alopecia UK. If you would like to do some fundraising for us, check out our Fundraising A-Z for inspiration!