The following is feedback given by attendees from previous years:
"I had a fantastic day & made many more friends who I know I will keep in contact with! I felt so comfortable being around others who knew exactly how I felt. My children met people 'just like Mummy' so it's been good to educate them a bit more about Alopecia. It gave me a huge boost having had such a fun day & feeling part of the Alopecia family. Can't wait to do it all again!!!"
"I met some other children with alopecia and we went on the rollercoaster and the log flume together. I felt really happy."
"Difficult to put into words but overall it was amazing. Talking to other mums whose daughters had lost their hair to alopecia and knew just how I felt really helped. I asked lots of questions and found out a lot that I didn't know before. My daughter met others of a similar age and has gained such confidence from the day. It exceeded our expectations. I felt proud to be part of the day and look forward to attending future events."
"The day exceeded my expectations. The organisation was great & the volunteers were fab. Meeting the other people in the group was the highlight of the trip & getting the opportunity to ride some awesome rides as well made it even better."
"It was the best weekend ever I felt so happy and I also felt that no one was staring at me as there was so many of us. I do believe the t-shirts helped as well." "This day made me feel like me. I felt free, I didn't have to worry about my wig on the rides which meant that I was able to be relaxed for the first time in a long time. Being with people like me made me feel normal. Normal is a novelty to me so this felt like I was able to just let go and have fun."
"From start to finish it was wonderful. I was quite emotional at the end of it as I didn't expect to meet so many genuinely brave nice people of all ages who handle their condition so well. It certainly opened my eyes & its great to know we are not on our own with alopecia."
"I loved that I felt like me the whole day. I felt like I actually fit in. Sometimes you feel as if you aren't being yourself because you are worrying about your wig- this time I felt free."
"I was worried about attending as this was my first event so I was glad my mum was allowed to attend as well. I was nervous so didn't talk to many people but my mum did and I listened. I think going to a theme park helped to distract my feelings and by the end of the day I had the courage to wear my t shirt outside my coat. Since coming back I have felt more confident in myself and in dealing with this condition."