What fundraising events do you have that I can get involved in?

Being the small charity we are, we do not have our own fundraising events for you to join. We rely on inspiring individuals to do their own thing to raise funds and awareness for Alopecia UK. If you are looking for inspiration, check out our Fundraising Ideas - A-Z. Or have a browse on our website to see what others have done to raise funds for Alopecia UK. 

We do not have the capacity to purchase large numbers of places in externally organised challenge events. Again, we rely on individuals securing their own places and using those to raise funds for Alopecia UK. There are lots of different events from a variety of event organisers across the UK. 

How do I set up a fundraising page for Alopecia UK?

It is simple to set up a fundraising page on our website. Just follow the instructions provided and we will approve your page as soon as we can. Create your fundraising page here. If you set up your page on a weekend, you will need to wait until the next working day for your page to be approved.

Alternatively, if you prefer the Justgiving platform you can set up a fundraising page with them here. We encourage fundraisers to set up pages on our website because the fees are lower than Justgiving. We are happy to welcome pages on either platform. 

Can I get an Alopecia UK t-shirt?

We will send an email to the contact details associated with each new fundraising page that is set up, offering an Alopecia UK t-shirt. Please ensure you enter your email address carefully when setting up your account on our website. Please check your spam folder in case our email reaches that. 

If you are fundraising with an activity that does not involve setting up a fundraising page, email [email protected] to request a t-shirt and one of the team will try to help. 

We are pleased to offer one free t-shirt per fundraising activity. If more t-shirts are required, we may need to charge to help cover our costs. Please contact us to discuss if you need additional shirts. 

Can I use your logo?

If you’d like to use our logo as part of your fundraising for publicity or in any other way, please contact us ([email protected]) and we will consider your request. 

Does Alopecia UK have any London Marathon places?

Alopecia UK does not have guaranteed places in the London Marathon. We may have a place depending on whether we have been successful in the charity ballot. If we have been successful in a charity ballot, we cannot apply in the following year's ballot and must wait until the year after. We recognise that London Marathon is an very popular event and we wish were were able to get a place each year. We have been fortunate in previous years when runners have used individual ballot places to raise funds for Alopecia UK.