HOW TO GET INVOLVED HOW BRAIN TUMOURS AFFECT PEOPLE
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.