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Lauren and Courtney

Lauren and Courtney

Name: Lauren Lyons and Courtney Drage
Age: 16
Year of the Fix: 2014
Location: Plymouth
Campaign: To raise awareness of alopecia

The effects of alopecia can be life-changing and for those who lose their hair, it can be very difficult.

 

We’ve seen someone we know go through the experience and have decided to raise awareness of the condition to help other people understand it.

 

In our opinion there’s still a stigma attached to hair loss that can leave those with alopecia feeling vulnerable and isolated.

 

With Fixers, we’re working on a poster campaign featuring models with alopecia to show that they shouldn’t be defined by their appearance.

 

We hope it helps improve understanding of the autoimmune disease, while also helping those with alopecia realise they’re not alone.

Here is a list of Fixers helping us with our Fix: 

 

Rachel Wickett Zoe Reilly
Ellie Humphries Jessica Green
Jessica Lawry Lauren Wardle
Jasmin Johns Shemeka Tello
Kyle Caine Kyle Lamerton
Megan Lake Joe Hooper
Andrew Boxley Lauren Jaruis
Ethan Bird Alex Weeks
Kelsey Knight Robert Owen-Taylor

Browns Salon
The team at Browns Salon support our Fix. They allowed us to film scenes for our broadcast piece there. Kim Brown, who specialises in providing wigs for those who have lost their hair, also agreed to be interviewed for our TV film.

 

Marine Academy Plymouth
The staff at Marine Academy Plymouth, where we study, are backing our project. They helped put us in touch with Fixers.

 

Michelle Chapman, Alopecia Awareness
Michelle has been really supportive of our Fixers project. She has alopecia and agreed to be a model for our poster campaign. She was also interviewed to appear in our broadcast piece.

 

Babs Forman
Babs helped with our Fix. She's a make-up artist and worked on our poster photo shoot. 

Emma Glasscoe

Emma supports our project. Both Emma and her 3-year-old daughter have alopecia.  Emma’s daughter is one of the models featuring in our poster campaign.

Debbie Nugent
Debbie brought her daughter Holly to Plymouth to model for our poster campaign. Holly also agreed to be interviewed for our broadcast piece.

Stacey Winn
Thanks also to Stacey, who supported our Fix by sharing her experiences of alopecia. She agreed to be interviewed to feature in our TV film.

April 2014

Feedback from our campaign has been really positive and encouraging! You can read some of these comments below:

 

Amanda:

'Well done ladies!'

 

Jane:

'This may well be the best awareness piece I have seen! Well done ladies!'

 

Shirley:

'The film was great and really inspiring! A huge well done to yourselves and the young ladies involved.'

 

Debbie:
'Well done girls the whole day and experience was brilliant!'

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Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.

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