Thursday, 14 December 2017

Hair loss mum raises £2,500

A FUNDRAISING event organised by a mother whose young son suffers from hair loss raised more than £2,500.

A FUNDRAISING event organised by a mother whose young son suffers from hair loss raised more than £2,500.

Melanie Doig, from Emmer Green, is the fund-raising manager for Autoimmune Alopecia Research UK, and organised the dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Caversham.

Her son Ethan, 11, who attends Emmer Green Primary School, began to lose his hair when he was just four.

Mrs Doig said: “Ethan started to lose his hair on Boxing Day 2007. He was later diagnosed with alopecia and within four months had lost all his hair.

“He has had to deal with the challenges of this ever since.



“Although alopecia is not life-threatening, it is a life-changing condition and Ethan has been battling the condition for many years.

“There is very little research taking place at the moment in the UK and my husband, Richard, and I wanted to do something to raise money to help with research and also to raise awareness of alopecia so that people understand it more clearly.”

The evening included a drinks reception, three-course dinner, raffle, silent auction and a live band and Mrs Doig thanked all those who supported the event.

The money will be used to study the cause and effective treatments of alopecia.

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