About Us - Wendy Woodrow

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Wendy Woodrow

Original Organisation Founder

Name, Age and Location:

Hi, my name is Wendy Woodrow, I'm 34 years old and I live near St Ives in Cornwall


Though I no longer take an active role in the charity, I worked with Leanne Flavell in the very beginning to turn a simple idea into a support network and eventually, Alopecia Awareness as a charity. My work involved providing much needed information, support and guidance to anyone suffering from the effects of Alopecia. This included working alongside Leanne to promote our new website, raise awareness of Alopecia and the support groups we run, spread the most up to date information to the people who need it most whether this be through GP's, the media (newspapers, magazines, radio, TV) or through the many awareness-raising events that we ran.

Alopecia Sufferer?

Yes, I was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata in November 2004 after I noticed my hair line seemed to have receded one day while I was getting ready for work. I monitored it daily and by Christmas I had lost both sides. However, by the summer of 2005 it had all grown back again, it started off white and as it grew longer became very dark. Unfortunately, once again around October time I noticed that it had started again, this time in different places, mainly now at the back. Currently I am wearing a wig as the hair loss is very noticeable, but the hair that grew back hasn't been affected yet!

Real Job:

I am a clerical officer with British Telecom

Hobbies & Interests:

Spare time is a real luxury, however I love to spend time with my family, usually running around the beach with the kids and dog or walking through the woods. I like to go on holidays, cook (well try to), and socialise.


I live with my husband Austin, and my two daughters Holly (11), and Chloe (8).


I have Maisey (boxer dog) and Brownie (Bengal tabby cat)

Other Comments:

I feel so passionate about the charity and really want it to succeed and deeply regret that I am no longer able to commit my time to its organisation.

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Oct 15, 2010
Posted by: Ryan Heath
Category: Alopecia News

By creating a FREE account with thegivingmachine.co.uk you can earn money for Alopecia Awareness while doing your everyday shopping online!

Aug 2, 2009
Posted by: Michelle Chapman
Category: Alopecia News
Bad Hair Day urges the UK to be brave for one day of the year, September 29th, and go out into the world with Bad Hair in an effort to raise awareness for Alopecia.
Aug 2, 2009
Posted by: Michelle Chapman
Category: Alopecia News

TV Gladiators face their biggest battle yet as they take off their hair to raise awareness of Alopecia.

Jun 17, 2009
Posted by: Michelle Chapman
Category: Alopecia News
Michelle Chapman appeared on GMTV this week to promote alopecia. See the video here
Jun 7, 2009
Posted by: Ryan Heath
Category: Site News

It may look exactly the same but a lot of work has gone into upgrading the Alopecia Awareness website to make it more adaptable and manageable so that we can keep you up to date with the latest information.

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