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Event Ideas and Downloads

Wear A Hat Day Ideas and Downloads

Coming up with good fundraising ideas can be tricky but that's where we can help. Over the years we've picked up some pretty good hints and tips to make your Wear A Hat Day the hattiest yet.

Wear A Hat Day Signature Brooches and Merchandise

Our Wear A Hat Day Signature brooches have been exclusively designed for Brain Tumour Research in collaboration with celebrated Milliners and Hatters. We are proud of our partnerships and the creative beauty of their designs. You can purchase yours here.

We also offer a fantastic range of Wear A Hat Day merchandise to help celebrate the day and raise vital funds for Brain Tumour Research. See our merchandise page for more.

Wear A Hat Day event ideas

Wear A Hat Day is great for bringing everyone together so get as many of your family, friends and colleagues involved!

Here are a few simple ideas to get you started but why not go for something much more ambitious? The bigger, the better and the more, the merrier!

Make your event fun and memorable – and have a fantastic day. You can download our event ideas as a PDF.

  1. Wear a Hat
    Ask everyone to wear a hat and donate.
  2. Coffee Morning, Hatty Lunch or Afternoon Tea
    Foodie fun with people you know.
  3. Hold a Raffle
    Everyone loves a good raffle!
  4. Hat Quiz
    Create your own or download our quizzes.
  5. #HatSelfie Photobooth
    Our ready-made selfie kits are perfect for your event!
  6. Big Hatty Bake-off!
    Get the taste buds going and the donations flowing!
  7. Hatty Walkabout
    Every step brings us closer to a cure.
  8. ‘Create Your Own Hat’ Competition
    Get those thinking caps on…
  9. Famous Hats Film Night
    Willy Wonka, Indiana Jones, Sherlock Holmes… who will you be?
  10. Hat Fashion Show
    Sell tickets; show off and sell hats.


We have loads of great downloadable content to help you with your fundraising. Click on the images below to download.

Get inspired

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?


Their beloved Nonno, who ran popular restaurant Valentino’s in Harborne for more than 30 years, sadly passed away but Siena and Rafaele are committed to the cause. This year they are once again asking people to take part in Wear A Hat Day and are among the child stars of our marketing campaign.

They were among a handful of children, all of whom have been touched by a brain tumour diagnosis, invited to take part and have their portraits taken by Venture Studios and are continuing to raise awareness in memory of Nonno.

Wear A Hat Day - Two children wearing hats hold up posters

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