Hi, I'm Gwen, I'm 13 and I have alopecia areata. I first developed alopecia in 2019 when I had 3 patches, 2 of which grew back the same summer. As I moved up to high school, I became more confident with my alopecia and even raised funds for Alopecia UK in September 2020, and cut my hair off for the Little Princess Trust in December. Since, I have developed two more patches and have joined Alopecia UK's Youth Voice Board. I am excited to be raising funds by swimming 250 lengths for this amazing charity again! <3 Gwen Flint