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Top 10 Event Ideas

Help us fund the fight. Together we will find a cure.

  1. Coffee Morning, Ladies Lunch or Afternoon Tea - Ask everyone to wear their favourite hat - or tea cosy! - and make a donation for vital research. 

  2. Hat Hoopla – Persuade local businesses, friends and family to donate some tempting prizes, lay them out in a line, then test your aim; win the prize your hat lands on!

  3. Big Hatty Bake Off – Whether you hold a hat-shaped baking competition or host a delicious bake-sale, sweet treats never fail to get the taste buds going and the donations flowing!

  4. Pass the Hat – Equip yourself with a tall top hat or the like, and get everyone at work, in the street, shopping centre – wherever! – to fill it to the brim with coins or stuff it full of notes!? Set a minimum donation to maximise your hat-success!

  5. Hat Quiz – Test your knowledge with our great selection of quizzes available to download from our Hatters Workshop.

  6. #Hatselfies Photobooth – Get one of our special #hattastic photobooth kits and get posing! Invite everyone to join in and post your best #hatselfies to our Instagram gallery. Don’t forget to text donate at the same time – send HAT to 70660 to donate £5.*

  7. Hat Walkabout – Get out into the great outdoors; set a route and ask your family and friends to join you in their favourite head-gear (the sillier the better!). Every step brings us closer to a cure.

  8. Design Your Own – Schoolchildren love to get creative, designing and making their own #hattastic creations – think toilet rolls, pipe cleaners and lots of glitter. You could even stage a hat-walk fashion show, an Easter-bonnet-brilliant end-of-term event!

  9. Famous Hats Film Night – Willy Wonka, Indiana Jones, Sherlock Holmes …just a few of the fantastic film characters who wear an iconic hat. Ask your friends round for a night of film watching and hat-wearing and ask for donations in lieu of a cinema ticket!

  10. Secret Hat – For your Wear A Hat Day workplace event, make or bring a surprise hat for your nominated hat-wearing colleague on the day. Place bets on whose will be the most fashionable, imaginative, fun etc and donate some or all of the proceeds to our cause.
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We are striving to fund a network of seven dedicated research centres. Help us fund the fight. Together we will find a cure.