Hello my name is Karen; I am 33 and have a medical condition called PCOS. (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) I organise monthly support group meetings for Women in Dorset living with PCOS.

PCOS has several symptoms which I suffer from. One of the most embarrassing symptoms to affect me is excess hair. I suffer with this on my face and body. This symptom is not usually noticeable as I manage it daily through shaving.

What I am doing…
I have decided to grow all my face and body hair for the month of August. I will write a daily blog on the experiences I encounter and aim to publicise this fundraiser through social media, local & national press.

Why I’m doing this…
PCOS affects 1 in 10 women, a very common condition. Some of the symptoms are quite embarrassing and I want to share my experience of living with PCOS so other women know they are not alone. I also aim to raise awareness of the national charity Verity and raise much needed funds to enable Verity to continue supporting women living with PCOS.

Supporting me…
Every £1 of sponsorship will help me achieve my goal.
All support is gratefully valued and appreciated. If you would like to know more about PCOS or the charity Verity please feel free to approach me and I will be happy to chat with you.

JustGiving Page – https://www.justgiving.com/hairyfairyweymouth/
Email kfiggitt@hotmail.com
Facebook – Karen Figgitt or Verity’s Big Cyster

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