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Whether you choose a pi­rate hat, Easter bon­net or base­ball cap, it’s all for a good cause. Here’s how you can get in­volved and help to raise funds to find a cure for peo­ple with brain tu­mours.

Wear A Hat Day is a great way of get­ting ev­ery­one to­gether to have fun and raise money for re­search. It’s also very easy to get in­volved! Just reg­is­ter your school or friends and fam­ily to take part and or­gan­ise a fun event that will make a huge dif­fer­ence for peo­ple liv­ing with a brain tu­mour.

Wear A Hat Day takes place on Thurs­day 29 March, or on any day you choose dur­ing the month. You can reg­is­ter at

There are so many dif­fer­ent things your school can do to get in­volved, from or­gan­is­ing a hat-mak­ing com­pe­ti­tion, to a Mad Hat­ter’s Tea Party. The char­ity also has more ideas, posters and other use­ful stuff on its Hat­ter’s Work­shop page.

Since it started, Wear A Hat Day has raised more than £1m! Lots of schools have got in­volved, like Beach­bor­ough School in Brack­ley, which has taken part in Wear A Hat Day sev­eral times. Teacher Sally Gross said: “Each year we sup­port the char­ity Brain Tu­mour Re­search by wear­ing hats at our spe­cial Easter Hat Pa­rade. The whole school takes part. Wear A Hat Day has be­come a lovely tra­di­tion here at Beach­bor­ough”.


Wear a Hat Day at Beach­bor­ough School, Brack­ley

Brain tu­mours are usu­ally life-chang­ing and can af­fect any­one at any age. Al­though it is a rare dis­ease (see be­low), it still kills more peo­ple un­der the age of 40 than any other can­cer. Even a low-grade tu­mour can some­times cause se­ri­ous side-ef­fects, such as prob­lems with speech, move­ment or eye­sight.

But there is good news. There have been huge im­prove­ments in treat­ments for other kinds of can­cer over the years, di­rectly re­sult­ing from re­search in­vest­ment. So, there is hope for brain tu­mour pa­tients, too.

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