A mum-of-two has launched a children’s book about hair loss to raise money for CLIC Sargent until the end of July. Journalist Helen Gent tells her story.
Hairless Harri is the story of seven-year-old Harri, who is left out by her new classmates because she has lost her hair.
But Harri eventually wins the children round with her awesome football skills and amazing hair creations.
Author Rebecca Dawe, who lost her hair aged 16 to an aggressive form of alopecia, said: “Children are scared of things that are different. I wanted to write a book that helped teach children to celebrate differences rather than fear them.”
Rebecca will be donating all the proceeds from her book to CLIC Sargent until the end of July, after which she will choose another children's charity to benefit.
She added: “The book is my tiny contribution to something I feel passionate about. It’s my donation to all the incredible work that charities are doing to support children and their families with hair loss.”
Buy a book
Hairless Harri by Rebecca Dawe is available on Amazon and is priced at £2.99.
About Rebecca Dawe
Rebecca, 39, set up Hair Necessity in 2001 to provide affordable, high-quality human hair wigs to people with hair loss.
Through her blog she also gives help and advice to hair loss sufferers.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Catherine Cadman said: “Hairless Harri shares some very important messages. I’d like to say a huge thank you to Rebecca for donating proceeds to CLIC Sargent.”