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Every day is a hat day for Emma

Emma, whose husband Brian was diagnosed with a brain tumour, is wearing a different hat every day in March, which is of course Brain Tumour Awareness Month.

She is choosing from a great variety of hats, ranging from caps bought on holiday, fascinators for weddings and her Brain Tumour Research hat made by ethical company Kusan (available to buy here) to her more comical ones like the Jester and Where’s Wally hats. Emma then posts a daily photo on social media and asks friends and family to donate. 

Why not join Emma and extend Wear A Hat Day into Wear A Hat Week or Wear A Hat Month? 

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Siena and Rafaele get hatty

Siblings Siena, aged eight, and Rafaele Guglia, six, found a great way of getting the pennies in when their grandfather Nonno was undergoing treatment for a brain tumour. They raised an astonishing £3,600 through a sponsored walk and then asked their classmates and teachers to wear hats to school and buy pin badges and wristbands.

The enterprising duo also got a pub involved which provided hot drinks to parents and carers outside school in return for a donation. But they didn’t stop there, they also approached Hobbycraft and Halfords and both businesses agreed the kids could collect outside their stores. 

Why not follow in Siena's and Rafaele's footsteps and get your school involved in Wear A Hat Day?

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Wylam Village Wears A Hat

One Northumberland village has really taken Wear A Hat Day to heart.

In 2018, the business community of Wylam came together with the Brownies putting on a performance and donating the proceeds, pupils at Wylam First School wore their favourite hats to school, restaurant the Wood Oven donated 50% of sales of its special ‘flat cap’ pizza and The Coffee Tree served ‘hat whites’, ‘hattes’, and ‘cap-pucinos’ – see what they did there? Not to be outdone, the Ship Inn was also on board with a special cocktail, the grapefruit ‘hatini’.

Why not get your whole community involved and organise a series of Wear A Hat Day events?

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