Get Involved Alopecia UK's 15th Birthday Become an AUK Birthday Champion! Alopecia UK celebrates a milestone this September. It’s our 15th birthday! To mark the occasion, we are hoping to recruit 100 ‘AUK Birthday Champions’ to help us raise £15,000 for 15 years of Alopecia UK - #AUK15for15. 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, including Alopecia UK. More than ever before, we need the alopecia community (and those connected to it) to pull together to ensure the charity is here for as long as we are needed. We’ve worked hard to build Alopecia UK to what it is today and we’ve achieved so much in our 15 years. We remain a small charity but we are proud of what we accomplish with our modest annual income. We want to continue pushing forward with our aims of Support, Awareness and Research so that we can continue to make the changes that those with alopecia really need. And this is where you can help! We need 100 AUK Birthday Champions to commit to just 3 things to help us reach our £15,000 fundraising target. With lots of us working together, we hope we can reach it! But it’s not just about the fundraising (although we REALLY do need it right now!). Alopecia awareness is so important. It’s through awareness efforts that we can increase the understanding and empathy with family and friends, and the wider general public. To become an AUK Birthday Champion (ABC), we ask you to commit to: Sharing 15 posts about alopecia on your own social media, informing and raising awareness amongst family and friends Setting yourself a fundraising challenge involving the number 15 Raising £150 for Alopecia UK ABC…as easy as 123! We know that lots of us working together can make a BIG difference. Together, not only can we raise £15,000, but we can also raise a huge amount of awareness! It is through awareness efforts that we can increase understanding and empathy with family and friends, as well the wider general public. To become one of our amazing AUK Birthday Champions: Please complete this short sign up form. Set-up your Fundraising Page here by selecting the ‘Fundraise’ option. When setting up your page, please ensure you register your page to the ‘AUK15for15 campaign’ so that all of our individual totals get added together to make the £15,000! To help our AUK Birthday Champions, we will send you a digital fundraising pack. This will include: Infographics to share on social media Prompts to help you share your own alopecia experiences along with your own photos or imagery (for those who also have alopecia) Ideas for your fundraising challenge involving the number 15 #AUK15for15 awareness graphics for you to share on your social media We can also send you a fundraising t-shirt if you would like one (to keep our costs to a minimum we ask that if you already have an AUK t-shirt, you use that one). We will also set up an #AUK15for15 Facebook group for those who want to join so we can share fundraising ideas. This will help us to motivate and support each other, as we share our stories publicly (we know it can be a bit nerve wracking and so we want to provide a space to support you through it!) We are very excited to celebrate 15 years of Alopecia UK this September and hope we can recruit lots of AUK Birthday Champions to make this an Alopecia Awareness Month to remember! By becoming an AUK Birthday Champion, you will hopefully feel a great sense of pride and achievement from contributing to Alopecia UK’s awareness and fundraising campaign, celebrating 15 years of the charity in the process.