Alton Towers with Alopecia UK 2019

This weekend was the annual Alton Towers Alopecia UK event, something I’ve not failed to miss since discovering the charity. I wrote about the event the first year we went which has more details on what it’s about and what it means (Alton Towers with Alopecia UK) and I decided I’d like to do another post now, a couple of years on.

It’s still a very important event for me, it gives me and my sister our rollercoaster fix as well as the support it gives me each time I go. It’s been great to see the event grow, it had already gotten bigger by the time I started to attend but each year it’s gotten larger and for a small charity it’s incredible that they are able to put something on to the scale it is. It’s great for us because it’s not only increased awareness but more people to meet and talk to. 

We still wear our Alopecia UK blue, the last couple of years haven’t been the same with the weather - last year being wet and this year being numbingly cold - but we still make the effort to wear the blue outside of our coats as it’s such a big part of the day and helps with the social aspect in that everybody there for the event is happy to chat and cheer.

The weather didn’t prevent us from enjoying the park either, we’ve still had a fanstastic time and been on many rides. We did miss out on Wicker Man this year (we got to try it the year before and it’s well worth a go of you’ve not done it). Queues were longer with it being Easter holidays but we got on most of what we wanted, still on the ‘thrillseeker’ rides (Oblivion, Smiler, Riter, Th13teen, Nemesis) as well as rapids and the last ride of the day on the Runaway Mine Train.

A huge thank you again to everybody who makes this event possible, the charity, the park and all the volunteers and attendees and hope to see many more years!

Dawn x

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