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Wear A Hat Day 2019

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Get your work colleagues involved in Wear A Hat Day for Brain Tumour Research

We’re calling on you and your work colleagues to join us on Friday 29th March to take part in Wear A Hat Day 2019, one of the UK’s most spectacular events raising funds and awareness for vital research into brain tumours.  

By getting involved in Wear A Hat Day you’ll engage, inspire and motivate your employees while providing them with professional and personal development opportunities and helping to achieve your fundraising objectives.

Wear A Hat Day is great fun and brings the whole of your business together, from Boards of Directors to the most junior staff, thereby encouraging loyalty and building teamwork.

It’s also a great way of demonstrating your company's values to your customers and suppliers and will boost your brand profile. Join the thousands of people in workplaces across the country taking part in colourful, hat-themed fundraising events.

Wear A Hat Day helps fund our pioneering research


Thanks to you, Wear A Hat Day, brings hope for the future to the tens of thousands of people diagnosed and living with a brain tumour.

In 2018, businesses helped raise over £300,000 to fund our cause - building a network of experts in sustainable research at dedicated Centres of Excellence whilst influencing the Government and larger cancer charities to invest more nationally.

With your help, we can raise even more in 2019.

“Wear A Hat Day makes a huge difference to research into brain tumours. The funds granted to my team are opening up world-first ways of finding more effective therapies for brain tumour patients. The Brain Tumour Research charity is not only providing essential support, but they also offer – along with their immense family of supporters and activists – tangible hope. Hope for the future. Hope for patients. Hope for families. Hope for a cure.” – Professor Silvia Marino, Director of Research at our Centre of Excellence in Queen Mary University of London.

Can’t take part on March 29th? No problem, just choose another day in March that’s more suitable and be sure to let us know when completing your registration form.

It’s easy to sign up on our website and then you can start planning, set your organisation’s fundraising target and prepare for Wear A Hat Day!

Get your FREE fundraising pack

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Great Event Ideas 

Wear A Hat Day could be something simple – getting your colleagues to wear a hat and donate on the day would be great – but maybe you could make a day of it?

Organise hat quizzes and competitions, have a hatty lunch, hold a hat-themed bake-sale or stage a hattastic fashion show. 

Any fundraising event can be enhanced by buying our unique plush hats and selling our Wear A Hat Day merchandise, which includes wristbands and our collectable pin badges.

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Spread the Word!

Let your colleagues know what’s happening ahead of your Wear A Hat Day activities so they can plan how they’d like to be involved on the day:

Display the Posters and Leaflets – we’ll send your Wear A Hat Day Fundraising Pack in January, which will include posters and leaflets. (You can also print more posters from our website if you need them.) Put them on your noticeboards and email them to all your colleagues.  

Shout Out on Social Media – share photos before and during your event! Use the official hashtags #WearAHatDay and #Hattastic and tag @braintumourrsch in your tweets.

Tell the Press – these press release templates make it really easy to tell your local papers, TV and radio stations what you’re doing (they will be updated in January 2019). Our friendly media team are just a phone call away if you need help – call 01908 867200 or email us.

Maximise Your Fundraising

  • Set up a JustGiving page. Click ‘Fundraise for us’ and choose the Wear A Hat Day event to create your own JustGiving page! 
  • Sell Wear A Hat Day badges, wristbands and other merchandise where you work
  • Promote the official text donate in your local community: Text HAT to 70660 to donate £5. Full text donate terms and conditions available here.

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