Balding man offers ad space on his head for charity
A man suffering from alopecia has come up with a novel way of raising money for charity – by using his bald patch as advertising space.
After coming down with a stress-related version of hair-loss, 27-year-old Matt Stafford decided to get creative with the worst-affected area just above his ear.
So he headed onto eBay and began auctioning off the space to the highest bidder for one week periods.
Mr Stafford, who works for a creative ad agency in the Truman Brewery, Spitalfields, said: “I thought I would be getting stares through this massive bald patch anyway so I might as well do something positive with it.
“I’ve been given a steroid cream to use but I’m not too scared about the hair not growing back. I can put it on the backburner. This is my priority for now.”
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The ads are tattooed onto his head with temporary prints.
All the funds raised are to go towards the Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides wigs for children who have undergone chemotherapy.
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Mr Stafford has called his campaign the “Baldin Billboard” and is planning to carry on auctioning off the patch.
The first successful bidder, communications specialist Doremus, earned him �215 for the charity.