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National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year

Scottish Parliament asked to celebrate Wear A Hat Day

Hats off to MSP Alexander Stewart who is encouraging politicians in Scotland to take part in Wear A Hat Day.

Tabling the motion to the Scottish Parliament, Mr Stewart (pictured with our Community Development Manager Joe Woollcott), said: “That the Parliament welcomes the forthcoming Wear A Hat Day, which takes place on 26 March 2021; understands that the event, arranged by the charity Brain Tumour Research, has raised over £2 million to help fund crucial 'discovery’ research at its UK Centres of Excellence; notes that this also supports the charity’s vital campaigning activity with the public and with the UK Government and devolved administrations, as well as with larger cancer charities, to encourage investment in more research nationally; acknowledges that for 2021’s event, Brain Tumour Research’s theme is celebrating key workers, with its marketing imagery featuring key worker families who, despite having their own devastating brain tumour stories, are determined to show the joy and positivity that is involved in Wear A Hat Day, and sends its very best wishes to all involved.”

This motion has received wide cross-party support from many MSPs, including former Leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Jackson Carlaw.

We thank all of those at Holyrood for their support and look forward to seeing them wearing their hats on Friday.

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