Your Wear A Hat Day - Your Fundraising Pack

Whatever kind of hat you're going to wear, however you're planning to really stand out, have as much fun as you can and raise as much money as you can for vital brain tumour research.

Raise awareness too: Have your event covered in the media. Jump to Press Release Templates.

Brain Tumour Research Wear Hat Day Your Fundraising Pack












As soon as you register and request your Fundraising Pack, we'll write to you and send you a teaser pack of fridge magnets and flyers (see below). Then your #WearAHatDay Fundraising Packs will be sent out by the end of February (if not before) and will include the following items: Badges and wristbands (if requested), 10 leaflets, 3 A3 Empty Belly posters (see below), 7 balloons, a special merchandise order form and a paying-in slip for transferring the funds after the event.

You can also jump to Press Release Templates here.

Wear A Hat Day Posters











  • Wear A Hat Day Empty Belly Poster – add details onto the poster to announce your Wear A Hat Day event/s. Available as a free A3 printed poster or download the PDF here. Can be printed up to A3. Any paper works but we think 120gsm gloss paper make them look much hattier!
  • Wear A Hat Day Statistics Poster – the facts and figures about brain tumours, as unearthed by us. Hard truths that will underline the importance of your event. Download only. Can be printed up to A3. Any paper works but we think 120gsm gloss paper make them look much much hattier!
  • Wear A Hat Day General Poster – place in a highly visible area to ensure everyone can see the event is forthcoming. Download only. Can be printed up to A3. Any paper works but we think 120gsm gloss paper make them look much much much hattier!

Wear A Hat Day Merchandise - badges, brooches, wristbands, baseball caps, car hats etc. Hattier than ever! Take a look and contact us with any requirments. The specific Wear A Hat Day order form (same one in your packs) is available to download here, and you can also always browse our Gifts of Hope Catalogue.

  • Wear A Hat Day Pin Badges – we love our pin badges. So much so that we just had to make four more designs for this year: a special Brain Tumour Research branded pink topper, an formal black top hat, a jockey's cap and a ladie's hat. So boost your event with our specially designed Wear A Hat Day Badge Boxes. Stick them in your staffrooms, in your canteens, on your shop counter etc. There's a neat coin slot to take the minimum donation of £1 per badge but there's no maximum donation (well, until the box is so full of money you need to order another one!). 
  • Signature Brooches – we're incredibly lucky to have the designs for our annual designer brooches inspired by famous milliners fashioning the exclusive headgear of celebrities and Royals: Philip Treacy, Rachel Trevor-Morgan and, for 2014, Vivien Sheriff. Take a look and order your limited edition before stocks run out.
  • Wear A Hat Day Pink Car Hats – these are fab! Have you got yours yet? Get 'em onto your car (or your kids bike handles or your baby's pushchair or wherever!) and drive brain tumour awareness! Available for suggested donation of £5.00 Car hats are made lightweight plastic, dimensions 130 x 160 x 80 mm, affix with cable ties (supplied). Can you take a bucket full to sell? Please contact us for more info.
  • Wear A Hat Day Wristbands –  Always popular - get in quick while stocks last!

  • Wear A Hat Day Balloons – everyone loves balloons! Add some colour and bounce to your event. You'll get seven balloons in your Fundraising Pack. Want some more? Get on the blower 01296 733011 or shoot us quick hat mail.

  • Brain Tumour Research Baseball caps – the ubiquitous hat of our age! Every wardrobe should have at least one and now you can add one of ours. Suggested donation of £6. Two colours - our grey and pink.

A-Z's, Colouring Competition, Quiz's etc... is there no end to the Wear A Hat Day goodies!?

  • Wear A Hat Day Colouring Competition – as we've got so many racecourses supporting Wear A Hat Day this year we've created a special colouring competition around this theme: A Day at the Races! We'll have printed pads of 100 competition sheets available very soon - ideal for schools and/or other children's Wear A Hat Day events in restaurants, shopping centres etc. Email us with your order today. Or call - it's 01296 733011. Downloadable PDF here, two pages, black & white, printable to A4. Competition details, prizes, and terms and conditions are available on the reverse of the colouring sheets, along with details on where to return entries.

  • Wear A Hat Day Events Ideas – best hat competition, hat throwing championships, pass the hat to collect donations; the ideas are endless. Take a look at our suggestions. Download here
  • A-Z of Hats – an amazing alphabet of millinery. Download here
  • Hat Quiz – a fun set of challenging questions. You'll  be saying, "I never knew that!" Download the PDF here. Answers to the quiz are held securely under our hats, but when you Quiz Masters out there need them, just dial us on 01296 733011 or send your request on hat mail. Don't forget to wear your hats during the quiz!
  • Make A Paper Hat – for the Blue Peter in all of us, easy fo follow instructions downloadable hereand here's a video to help too! 
  • Make Your Own Designer Hat – millineray magic at your fingertips, the fabulous  Kate Langrish has given you full instructions here, with patterns also available from the links below. Important note: make sure when printing the patterns that your printer is set to print ‘full size’ rather than ‘scaled to fit'. There's also a video guide to help you get ahead in your hatmaking

              - Pattern - Large (23-25" / 59-64cm)
              - Pattern - Medium (22-23" / 56-58cm)
              - Pattern - Small (20-21" / 50-55cm)
              - Pattern - Quadrons

Template Press Releases to help generate publicity for your Wear A Hat Day events!

These templates could have been forged in hatmakers workshops to make them into hats - they're that good! Use these tools to get your Wear A Hat Day covered by the media. Download, read, adapt, gather photos, send!

Pre-event: Schools / Organisations / Individuals

Post-event: Schools / Organisations / Individuals

Use this letter template to invite others to take part in Wear A Hat Day.

Good luck with your event on the day. Let’s make this the best year ever, and have FUN! Oh, and don’t forget to ensure you add Gift Aid to your funds raised by using this Gift Aid Form, and ask your company to match-fund against what you raise. Don’t forget, you can keep your badges on sale all year long to keep raising funds for Brain Tumour Research. If you run out, just get in touch and we can send you refills.

























































































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