Support & Advice Alopecia UK Support Groups London Children Meeting dates: Date: Time: Location: Extra Meeting Details: Saturday 9th March 2019 1:30 - 4:00pm Lansons, 24A St Johns Street, Clerkenwell, EC1M 4AY Animal Party! - Register for tickets below Sunday 7th July 2019 Midday Battersea Park Picnic and Games Saturday 19th October 2019 1:00 - 3:00pm Lansons, 24A St Johns Street, Clerkenwell, EC1M 4AY A less structured events with ice breakers, games and fun! Please contact the group lead prior to attending a meeting so they can plan accordingly. Extra Meeting Details: Saturday 9th March 2019 -ANIMAL PARTY! This will be a 90 minute Animal Show with up to 10 different animals (including Birds, snakes, spiders, frogs, meerkats!) The show offers 'hands on' interactions with some of the animals for the kids and there will be a snake and lizard feeling demonstration! For more info about the party and the company delivering the session - please visit www.zoo4you.co.uk There is a maximum capacity of 20 children to this party so to avoid disappointment register for your ticket(s) now! You can do this here Due to the number capacity, we are asking that only 1 additional friend/sibling is able to have a ticket alongside the child with alopecia (parents do not need to register!). This will increase the accessibility to the party for children with alopecia. As such, each family are only able to register for a maximum of 2 tickets. Thank you for your understanding in this. Should this event become sold out, I will create a waiting list in case there are any cancellations. Who can attend: This group is designed for any child or young person and their family living with or affected by alopecia from the ages of 18 and under. Please note that anyone under the age of 17 must be accompanied by someone age 18 or over. Contact details: Amy HarmsworthEmail: [email protected]Instagram - alopecia_amyAmy does not have her telephone number advertised but is happy to provide a listening ear via telephone call at a time arranged via email. She is also happy to receive support questions from those in her local area and will answer to the best of her ability based on her own knowledge and experiences. Please note that all of our support group leads are volunteers and do this in their spare time. As such please allow up to a week for replies to emails. Please be aware that any questions Amy is unable to answer will be sent on to staff at Alopecia UK. Amy's links with alopecia: Amy was first diagnosed with Alopecia Areata when she was 10 years old. Amy found growing up with Alopecia challenging at times but learnt very quickly that it was not going to stop her from doing any of the things she wanted to do (which was good since she just wanted to surf and horseride!). Growing up she learnt a lot about personal strength and always thinking about others, which she now appreciates and thanks her alopecia journey for. She has had some experiences of re-growth but right now has Alopecia Universalis, losing all hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes. She attended the support group for the first time two years ago, and was amazed by the strength and support she drew, and also offered, within the meetings. Her confidence with alopecia has never been so high, and she thanks all the people she has met since she started attending. She was both proud and honoured when she was asked to lead the group. If you have any feedback on this support group please consider leaving it here.Alternatively if you have any Suggestions, Comments, Compliments or Complaints for the charity please do so here.