Hi everyone! I'm Jen.

This month I'm going to be raising funds for AUK, a small charity close to my heart, that I've watched develop as I've grown up. I'm going to be holding raffles, doing challenges, raising awareness and just generally having fun. I want to show that having Alopecia doesn't have to stop you doing certain activities. Infact having hairloss, just makes you really special.

I was just 2 years old when my mum noticed my first patch. I've gone through various stages of Alopecia; Areata, Totalis & now universalis. It's been around 15 years since I last had any hair.

Growing up with Alopecia was tough, there wasn't as much awareness or support available. But now I've been given the opportunity to use my experiences and my voice to share my stories and journey which in turn will hopefully help others going through similar journeys.

There's this underwritten, unspoken understanding that those who have alopecia, just get it. We automatically understand those feelings, emotions, questions of why me? But we are equally as united at supporting and building each other up again.

I am also planning to spend some time, talking to and getting some thoughts on how it affected my family, something I've never really asked before but often wonder. Was it just as hard for them to watch me lose my hair? How did they cope? I want to share some support tips for family and friends who are going through this journey with you.

Alopecia UK is a small charity working to improve the lives of those affected by alopecia. The charity has aims around Support, Awareness and Research.

Alopecia UK relies on the support of fundraisers and donors to continue the valuable work it does. Thank you for supporting me with my fundraising efforts. I really appreciate your support and so does Alopecia UK. Jen Davies