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Wear A Hat Day 2019

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Get your school, college or university involved in Wear A Hat Day for Brain Tumour Research

We’re calling on your school, college or university 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.  

Thousands of children and teachers across the country will be creating entertaining and colourful, hat-themed fundraising events. Thanks to you, on Wear A Hat Day, the UK becomes the centre of the hatty universe and brain tumour patients get a huge boost of hope for the future.


Wear A Hat Day 2019 Schools Competition – Sponsored by Primary Times Magazine

Calling all Schools: Win £100 worth of books for your school!

Primary Times Magazine is proud to support Wear A Hat Day 2019 and is offering a prize of a £100 book token for the school which raises the most money per pupil.

Find out more about the competition

Why not use the email/letter below to get your child's school involved in Wear A Hat Day? Click on 'Read more' to get started.

Dear [Insert name of Headteacher]

Wear A Hat Day 2019

I’ve come across a brilliant event that the school could get involved in. Wear A Hat Day raises funds for research into finding a cure for brain tumours. In 2019, it takes place on Friday 29th March but if the school can’t make that date, it can simply choose another that’s more convenient.

Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer… yet just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease. 

So far, Wear A Hat Day has raised over £1 million, which is an incredible achievement! Thousands of school children across the country will be taking part in colourful, hat-themed events. It would be fantastic if our school took part. It would be the perfect opportunity to bring the whole school together and have fun in support of a vital cause.

I don’t know if our school has any pupils with a brain tumour connection but, if it has, it would make getting involved even more appropriate.

Wear A Hat Day could be something simple – just wearing a hat and donating on the day would be great – but maybe the school could get a local sports personality involved or organise a hat quiz, have a hatty lunch, hold a hattastic fashion show, sell Wear A Hat Day pin badges or bake hat-themed cakes. I’m sure there would be lots of great ideas!

It’s quick and easy to sign up for Wear A Hat Day on the Brain Tumour Research: website www.braintumourresearch.org/fundraise/wear-a-hat-day

It would be great if the school signed up, set a target of £200 and went on to smash it to help make Wear A Hat Day 2019 the biggest, boldest and hattiest EVER!

I look forward to hearing from you,

[Insert your name, address and phone number]


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Wear A Hat Day schools raise thousands for pioneering research

In 2018, schools helped raise over £300,000 to fund our vital and pioneering research. With your help, we can raise even more in 2019 and make Wear A Hat Day 2019 the biggest, boldest and hattiest - EVER!

“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.” – 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 form.

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

Get your fundraising pack

Children posing with thumbs up in hats

Great Event Ideas 

Wear A Hat Day could be something simple – just wearing a hat and donating on the day would be great – but maybe you want to make a day of it. 

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

You can decorate and enhance your fundraising event by buying our unique pink plush hats and selling our collectable Wear A Hat Day merchandise, which includes hat-themed pin badges and distinctive wristbands.

We have loads of great ideas and downloads available to help you with your planning.

Beachborough School Wear A Hat Day

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 in your school
  • 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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