What is an AUK Charity Champion?

An AUK Charity Champion is an individual who gets involved in raising awareness and funds for Alopecia UK. We introduced the role in Alopecia Awareness Month 2020 and following two successful Septembers of lots of Champions getting involved, we have decided to offer it as a year-long role. 

Why is awareness important?

By helping to spread the word about alopecia, our Charity Champions play an important part in changing the landscape for those with hair loss conditions. Not only does alopecia awareness develop greater empathy from both the public and medical professionals, but it also helps to reduce the stigma held by society towards hair loss. 

Putting it simply, Charity Champions can help to make the world an easier place to live with alopecia.

Why do we encourage fundraising?

Alopecia UK is a small charity working to improve the lives of those affected by alopecia through aims of Support, Awareness and Research. We rely on public fundraising to continue the work we do.

Every penny you raise helps to support the continued work of Alopecia UK. We could not do all the things we do without your help!

Alopecia UK is not a household name. You will not see us on TV adverts or billboards. We rarely receive support from somebody who is unconnected to hair loss. This is why 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.

What do we need our Charity Champions to do?

We ask that AUK Charity Champions commit to the following:

  1. Do something to raise awareness of alopecia and champion the work of Alopecia UK
  1. Do something to raise funds for Alopecia UK –we suggest you aim for a minimum fundraising target of £150. It helps to have a target to hit/smash! Any amount you raise for Alopecia UK, however big or small, is hugely appreciated.
  1. Have fun with your awareness and fundraising efforts!

In a nutshell, it is about getting involved and doing your bit to get people talking about alopecia. You will help to raise the profile of alopecia and support the national charity that is working hard for those affected by alopecia.

If this sounds like something you can help us with, we would LOVE to have you involved. Please take a couple of minutes to complete a short form so that we can collect some information we need and we will email you with a copy of your Charity Champion pack! 

Thanks for supporting Alopecia UK - we REALLY appreciate it!

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