Celebrity Hat Auction - Make Your Bid and Help Fund the Fight

On 2012’s ‘Wear A Hat Day’ we are launching our Celebrity Hat eBay auction.

The bidding will start on 30thMarch 2012 for 10 days and all proceeds will be donated to Brain Tumour Research to fund vital research into brain tumours.

We are delighted to have the support of many famous faces for this year’s Wear A Hat Day.  Some have modeled our hats designed by ‘Hat Maker of the Year 2010’ Kate Langrish and some have donated one of their own hats for us to auction.

Celebrities that have generously donated their hats for the auction include: Gillian Anderson, Matt Cardle, Bill Tarmey, Ian Reddington, Janet Street Porter, Lord Digby Jones and Jamie Oliver and some are even signed! Patron Philip Treacy, celebrity hat designer, has also donated a hat which will be included in the auction.

To support this year’s fundraising activity, we recruited the help of ‘Hat Maker of the Year 2010’ Kate Langrish to develop our official range of campaign hats. These hats, as worn by celebrities such as Sheila Hancock, Gillian Anderson, Darren Gough, Pete Waterman, Tom Chambers, Jason Done, Matt Cardle, Ian Reddington, Melanie Thaw and John Bercow are also available within the auction.

So why not part with your pennies for your idol’s hat and raise some vital funds for Brain Tumour Research at the same time.

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Baseball Cap donated by Gillian Anderson and signed under the peak with arrow pointing to Scully make-up

Internationally acclaimed actor Gillian Anderson played Special Agent Dana Scully in The X-Files and was last on our screens at Christmas playing Miss Havisham in the BBC adaptation of Great Expectations. Gillian’s brother Aaron was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 27 and sadly lost his battle last year aged 30. She says: “This cap I wore to work the first and second season of the X-Files. It still has Scully make-up on the brim. I chose it because I am hoping such detail will encourage people to bid high on it and therefore raise big funds for brain tumour research but also because my brother wore baseball caps all the time and he passed away last September aged 30 after a three year battle with a brain tumour.”

Tour Cap donated by Matt Cardle and signed on the peak

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Matt Cardle won The X Factor in 2010. His debut number one single "When We Collide" was released immediately after he won and sold 439,000 copies in its first week to become the UK Christmas number one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stetson donated by Ian Reddington including autographed certificate of authenticity from Coronation Street

Known to millions as Eastender’s Tricky Dicky and Vernon from Coronation Street as well as countless other appearances on TV and in award winning plays, our patron Ian Reddington implores people to get involved. This hat was famously worn by Ian in his role as Vernon Tomlin in Coronation Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triumph Motorcycles Cap donated by Digby Lord Jones

UK Business Ambassador and former Director General of the CBI Digby, Lord Joneswas knighted for his services to business in 2005. In July 2007 he was appointed Minister of State for UK Trade & Investment and became a life peer taking the title Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham Kt.  Now, in addition to his role as an active crossbencher in the House of Lords, he serves as Chairman of the International Business Advisory Board at British Airways, Chairman of Triumph Motorcycles Limited, Senior Advisor to HSBC and is Corporate Ambassador for Jaguar Cars and JCB. 

 

 

 

 

 


Pink Brimmed Hat and lock of Bill Tarmey’s Hair donated by Bill Tarmey

The actor, Bill Tarmey, who played Jack Duckworth in Coronation Street, is a patron of Brain Tumour Research and is supporting the charity after his son, Carl Piddington, was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour in 2009.  He has donated the hat he wore on 2011’s Wear A Hat Day - Friday 25th March, when he had his head shaved for Brain Tumour Research. He has also donated a lock of his hair to go with the hat!
Photo Copywrite Mathew Plover

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woollen Scandinavian style hat donated by Janet Street-Porter including autographed photograph of her on the Loose Women set

Loose Women presenter Janet Street-Porter has worked as a national newspaper columnist since she was 21 and edited the Independent on Sunday. She has been a top television executive as well as a presenter and appeared in all sorts of programmes from I’m a Celebrity and the F word with Gordon Ramsay to Question Time.

 

 

 

 


Baseball Cap donated by Jamie Oliver and signed under the peak

Jamie Oliver started cooking at his parent’s pub, the Cricketers in Clavering, Essex at the age of eight. After leaving school he began a career as a chef that took him to the River Cafe where he was famously spotted by a television production team.  His television and publishing career began in 1999 with The Naked Chef series. Since then he has set up fifteen restaurants in London, changed school dinners in the UK and revolutionized home cooking. His charity The Jamie Oliver Foundation, seeks to improve people’s lives through food. Jamie has also created Home Cooking Skills, a BTEC course for secondary schools. His successful businesses include a collection of high street restaurants called Jamie’s Italian, ranges of food and non-food products and Jamie At Home, a direct sales business. He writes for publications in the UK and around the world including his own Jamie Magazine. His 2010 book 30-Minute Meals, was the fastest selling and best selling non-fiction book of all time in the UK and his most recent book is the best-selling No.1 title, Jamie’s Great Britain.
 

Exclusive hat designed and donated by celebrity milliner Philip Treacy

Irish milliner Philip Treacy is a patron of Brain Tumour Research and is celebrated for designing striking bespoke hats.  He is most famously known for creating flamboyant headwear for the likes of Princess Beatrice and Lady Gaga. He encourages people to display their commitment to the cause of brain tumours through their headwear on our annual ‘Wear A Hat Day’ and has contributed to this year’s campaign by providing an image of a hat that he has designed for an exclusive brooch that is available as a limited edition.  Find out more

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Langrish– Wear A Hat Day Wide Brim Hat as worn by Sheila Hancock CBE and Gillian Anderson

   

Actor and Author Sheila Hancock is patron of member charity Ali's Dream and Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth where we have our first dedicated brain tumour research centre. Her grandson Jack was diagnosed with a brain tumour when he was four.  

Internationally acclaimed actor Gillian Anderson played Special Agent Dana Scully in The X-Files and was last on our screens at Christmas playing Miss Havisham in the BBC adaptation of Great Expectations. Gillian’s brother Aaron was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 27 and sadly lost his battle last year aged 30.

Both are seen here wearing the wide brim hat designed by Kate Langrish www.katelangrishmillinery.com especially for this year's Wear A Hat Day campaign. 

 

Kate Langrish– Wear A Hat Day Percher as worn by Melanie Thaw

Melanie’s son Jack was diagnosed with a brain tumour when he was four and she and her mum Sheila Hancock are incredibly supportive of our cause. This photo shows all three of them wearing the hats designed by Kate Langrish www.katelangrishmillinery.com especially for this year's Wear A Hat Day campaign 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Langrish – Wear A Hat Day Suede Peak Cap as worn by Darren Gough, Ian Reddington, Pete Waterman, Jason Done, Matt Cardle and Tom Chambers

Former England fast bowler and Yorkshire County Cricket captain Darren Gough won both the 2005 series and Christmas Special of Strictly Come Dancing. He also served as team captain on the first series of Hole in the Wall and is currently presenting the weekday afternoon drive time show on Talksport.  Darren has been patron of member charity Ali’s Dream since 2007 and is clear on the need for more research into brain tumours.

 

 

 

 

 

  

Known to millions as Eastender’s Tricky Dicky and Vernon from Coronation Street as well as countless other appearances on TV and in award winning plays, our patron Ian Reddington implores people to get involved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Record producer Pete Waterman OBE has scored a total of twenty two UK number one singles with his various acts and claims upwards of 500 million record sales worldwide.  In the New Year's Honours List published on 31stDecember 2004he was given an OBE for his services to music.

 

 

 

 

 Since 2006 stage, screen and television actor Jason Done has appeared as schoolteacher, Tom Clarkson, in the successful BBC One drama series Waterloo Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Matt Cardle won The X Factor in 2010. His debut number one single "When We Collide" was released immediately after he won and sold 439,000 copies in its first week to become the UK Christmas number one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actor Tom Chambers, is well known for his role as Sam Strachan in the BBC medical drama Holby City. He also won the sixth season of Strictly Come Dancing. Currently Tom is touring with the stage adaptation of the classic dance film Top Hat prior to opening at the Aldwych Theatre in London’s West End.

 

 

 

 

Kate Langrish – Wear A Hat Day Leather Peak Cap as worn by John Bercow

John Bercow was elected as the 157th Speaker of the House of Commons on 22nd June 2009.  He has been the Member of Parliament for Buckingham since May 1997.  John was alerted to the plight of brain tumours in January 2004 by a constituent, and in April 2004 he led the first ever debate on brain tumours in the House of Commons and was shocked at how little attention had been paid to brain tumours before that. In July 2005, John established the All Party Group on Brain Tumours to raise awareness of issues surrounding brain tumour care, handing over the Chair to James Arbuthnot when he became Speaker. John is a patron of Brain Tumour Research.

 

  


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