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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?

Many other businesses also took part and individuals, families and groups really pulled together – even the choir were there singing away in a wonderful array of headgear.

Villager Viv Smith, who organised Wylam Wears a Hat together with Emily Surash, the wife of Newcastle neurosurgeon Surash Surash, said: "It was a pleasure working with all the different organisations and individuals in Wylam to organise Wear A Hat Day events. I have always known I live in a special place but this really confirmed it with people young and old coming together and wearing their favourite quirky, bright and flamboyant hats in aid of Brain Tumour Research.”

Wylam Wears A Hat raised £1,863 in 2018 bringing its total contribution to the campaign to a marvellous £3,702. We doff our hats in gratitude.

Wear A Hat Day - Two ladies wearing pink hats standing holding collection tins