Saturday 29th October 2016
was our very first meeting.
- 6 Children with alopecia (3 girls, 3 boys - aged 4 - 13)
- 4 siblings
- 12 parents
- 1 dermatologist
- 1 medical student
- 5 volunteers
- 1 AUK staff member
Which made for a great first meeting! We facilitated games and arts & crafts for the children, and Dr David Fenton facilitated a Q&A with parents in a separate room for an hour of the meeting which parents found really useful.Info for future meets...
The meetings will be informal. With children's groups we provide activities for children (arts and crafts and some games etc) and get some volunteers on hand to entertain them. Parents often gather themselves together for more in depth chat! We will provide teas, coffees, juice and biscuits however bring some lunch with you to eat at the venue. We can all eat lunch together at 1pm. Bit of an indoor picnic!Cost:
There is no cost to attend this meeting. But please let Amy know that you will be coming so that we have an idea of numbers.Who is it suitable for:
Children, Teenagers and Parents. We hope to run different sessions for each but it depends who turns up. Please do register your details with Amy so we can plan effectively.What do I need to do beforehand?
Please email Amy and let her know how many of you are coming, along with everyone's names, and the age of any children coming along (making sure we know which child has alopecia). It is also helpful for us to know what type of alopecia your child has as well as the extent of the alopecia.Can I bring my other children?
Yes. Just ensure you let us know how many of you are coming.What should I bring?
Some lunch. Important note:
We regret to inform you that there is no disabled access in this building and the room we will be using is up some stairs. We apologise to anyone this affects. If this does affect you and you would like to come along to a future meet please get in touch and let us know so we can work on finding a different venue for future. Otherwise we will keep using this venue as we are able to use it for free.Finding the venue
Nearest tube station: Farringdon (on Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan line. Only one stop from Kings Cross).
Parking: There is an NCP just on the other side of Smithfield Market.
Lansons can be reached via a cobbled entrance in between the restaurant St John and a newsagent
. Any problems on the day please call Jen on 07763293687.
*Please note: all support groups are run by volunteers in their spare
time. The role of the support group lead for this particular group just
facilitates a meeting space for those affected by alopecia to get
together. If you have questions about the group please email Amy however
if you have questions or need individual support regards your alopecia
please email Alopecia UK direct on email@example.com or call
07763293687. Thank you. (Jen, Alopecia UK Events and Support Manager).