Prime Minister supports Wear A Hat Day


We are incredibly proud to have the support of the Prime Minister David Cameron who says “Brain cancer is a dreadful disease and losing someone you love to such an aggressive illness is not only traumatic but also extremely distressing for the family and friends left behind.  This Government is committed to improving cancer survival which is why we are investing an additional £450million to help achieve earlier diagnosis of cancer through direct GP access to diagnostic tests such as MRI scans which can help diagnose brain cancer earlier.  

The important work of the Brain Tumour Research charity helps raise awareness into the causes and treatments and I am delighted to support their annual fundraising campaign 'Wear a Hat Day' on the 30th March.”

See his letter of support here

MPs gather outside the Palace of Westminster to urge support for Wear A Hat Day


John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons and James Arbuthnot, Chair of the brain tumour All Party Parliamentary Group were joined by MPs: Andrew Selous, Nigel Adams, Matthew Offord, Caroline Dinenage, Andrew Jones, Anna Soubry and Julian Brazier (group photo) as well as Peter Aldous and Grahame Morris in wearing a hat in advance of Wear A Hat Day. We are grateful for their support which will help raise awareness of brain tumours and the desperate need for funding for research.

See what Anna Soubry, Peter Aldous, Nigel Adams, James Arbuthnot and Matthew Offord had to say about their reason for getting involved:

Thanks to member charity Brain Tumour Research and Support across Yorkshire, First Buses Leeds have really got behind Wear A Hat Day - The Yorkshire Evening Post are doing a feature and First have put posters in their buses.

Grateful thanks to Pauline Tombs who lost her best friend John Andrew Murphy to a brain tumour and is organising a pub gathering of friends wearing hats in her local pub. She has alos galvanised the support of the local Sports Centre, her Counsellor friend and a few other contacts to get involved. She will be displaying the Character badge boxes and Wear A Hat Day information with the great hope of raising a few pounds along with much increased awareness.

Until this affected Pauline personally, she had thought brain tumours were extremely rare as had many of her family and friends.


Staff at Care UK's Station House nursing home in Crewe, are putting on their hats to raise money for the charity Brain Tumour Research, in memory of a much-loved resident who recently passed away.  

On Friday 30th March staff, residents and relatives will be joining in national Wear A Hat Day to raise funds for the charity that seeks to find the cause of, and a cure of, brain tumours. 

Home Manager Sarah Evans said: "A former resident of the home, Michael Hodges, died recently from a brain tumour, aged only 57. He was a lovely man, with a great sense of humour and he was popular with staff and residents alike.

"We wanted to do something to remember Michael and one of the team noticed that Wear A Hat Day was coming up. It seemed the perfect way to have some fun, raise some money and remember Michael". 

As well as raising money from donations for wearing hats, there will also be an opportunity for staff, residents and friends to buy cakes at a special coffee morning.

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