Wear A Hat Day With Flowers
Wear A Hat Day With Flowers
Back by popular demand, Wear A Hat Day with Flowers is taking place on Friday 18th June.
As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, Wear A Hat Day with Flowers is the perfect way to bring your loved ones together and celebrate, whilst raising funds to help find a cure for brain tumours.
Last year, the inaugural Wear A Hat Day with Flowers raised over £40,000 to support our vital work. Please join us this year for another blooming brilliant day of floral hatty celebrations and help us raise even more.
Jim Moir (Vic Reeves) and Nancy Sorrell in their flowery hats
We’re delighted that BBC TV’s Instant Gardener Danny Clarke is once again supporting the event. Danny knows the pain of a brain tumour diagnosis having lost his sister Margot to a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).
Please plan your own fun floral hatty events at home, at school or at work and spread some joy whilst raising lots of money to help fund the fight.
Get your blooming hat on!
Follow these simple steps to take part:
- Complete the simple registration form
- Set up your JustGiving page here – set yourself a fundraising target of £274 and aim to beat it
- Plan your event – decide what you will do, where your event will be held and who you will invite. Please remember to observe current COVID-19 guidelines to keep you and those around you safe
- Spread the word about your Wear A Hat Day with Flowers plans on social media, ask for donations and encourage others to take part and plan their own events
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the death of prominent florist Jane Packer from a grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).
Wear A Hat Day with Flowers once again has the support of her husband, Gary Wallis, who set up The Jane Packer Foundation in her memory.
He said: “During the years of Jane’s illness, we busily researched the treatment options available and were shocked to find out that brain tumour research was so seriously underfunded in the UK.
“Since I set up the Jane Packer Foundation, to raise awareness and funds, we have seen our partnership with Brain Tumour Research grow and flourish. There’s now a dedicated Research Centre of Excellence at Queen Mary University of London, studying GBM. This, alongside our children, and of course the Flower Schools and shops, is part of Jane’s legacy.”
Jane Packer Flowers has shared this special video to help you create your own flowery hat.
Ideas for your Wear A Hat Day with Flowers:
Here are just a few ideas for taking part in this fun event:
- Get crafty – create a hat with flowers out of any materials you can find, challenge your friends and family to a competition with a prize for the most flamboyant floral creation
- Ask everyone at your workplace to wear a hat with flowers and donate £10 on the day – double your donations by asking your employer to match fund what you raise and double your donations
- Do a week of sponsored walks, collect different flowers to decorate your hat and post your selfies on social media – you could even challenge your friends and family to do the same
- Host a spectacular street party and invite the neighbourhood to put on their best flowery hats – check out our FREE digital fundraising pack for some useful resources to make your event truly hattacular
- Host a quiz night for your nearest and dearest – charge teams to enter and test their horticultural and hatty knowledge
Once you’ve registered, don’t forget to download your FREE digital fundraising pack for lots more ideas and resources.