Sue’s girls beat the Eggheads

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Eggheads participants on 17 Mar

Berkhamsted author Sue Hampton, an Ambassador for Alopecia UK, took her awareness campaign to national television on Thursday 17 March and her team thrashed the formidable Eggheads.

Sue’s team, playing as The Clearer Heads, won £29,000 for Alopecia UK by beating the Eggheads 3-2 in the final, having first eliminated three of their opponents in the preliminary rounds.

Sue, second from the left in the front row, said in her blog: ‘I had an idea… that awareness could be raised in a near-global way if I could recruit four more women prepared to go on TV without a wig, hat or scarf, and to show that inner light or spirit with big smiles. And, mindful that there would need to be a Z in the month and a wind in the right direction, do their best to win the prize money for the charity.’

Sue is the author of more than 20 novels for children, young adults and, more recently, adults. She has been a full-time writer since 2008, having previously taught at St Mary’s, Northchurch. She lost all her hair in 1981 and has been supporting other people through hair loss ever since, becoming an Ambassador for Alopecia in 2013.

Visit Sue’s website.