There is a small independent Scottish charity that has been working away quietly for years try to help people with a very specialised medical condition, which surprisingly little is known about. Alopecia Help and Advice Scotland was formed by sufferers and their families as a support network when little other support seemed to be available in Scotland.
Now with the assistance of a grant from the Weir Charitable Trust foundation they have raised funds to have a brand new WordPress website designed and built, one that they can use to really make contact with people along with News and Blog sections. We have designed the site to be far more visually interesting and to feature real people and their own often poignant words, and to present the information in a clear and logical way with information being easy to find by visitors. The old site did not allow for real time updates by the committee but the new site does and the amount of content on the site has more than doubled, offering far more information and news on treatments and research as well as local meetings and events. The new site has opened up the door to the possibility of receiving online donations and that is being worked on by the committee at present.
Director Rosemary Gierthy said “We are delighted with our new look website that Evolution Design created for us. It is much more interesting to look at and much more useful for our charity. Neale Gilhooley was extremely supportive throughout the whole process. He quickly grasped what we needed and helped at every stage. We really appreciated his patience and support, particularly at the training stage. We are thrilled with the finished product and have received some very nice feedback from people already”. One supporter wrote immediately to Rosemary saying “What a fantastically informative site – for me seeing pictures of others with the condition looking good is really helpful. Well done!”
Alopecia Help and Advice Scotland are now starting to use social media with Facebook page. Do feel free to visit and Like, or if you know any sufferers do make them aware of the website and the support and advice available.
The Alopecia Scotland website is no longer online (January 2018)