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

Handmade hat raffle to find a cure

The countdown is on – Wear A Christmas Hat Day takes place a week today! 

Amongst the supporters gearing up for their tinsel-tastic festive fundraising is Emma Jolly. She is putting her creative skills to good use and raffling a handknitted hat, inspired by her dad Mark.

Much-loved father-of-three Mark had a tumour in his kidney the size of an orange. The cancer spread to his lungs, spine, neck, bone and brain. He died in June 2020 at the age of 49.

Emma said: “Any time I did anything, Dad was so enthusiastic, and always thought of ways I could go further with it. I knitted him a hat in our last Christmas together so know he would have loved what I’m doing now.”

As well as selling her handmade accessories through her online business, Emma Jolly Shop, Emma works as a supporter care administrator and community fundraiser for Brain Tumour Research. 

Each raffle entry costs £3 and the winner, who will be chosen at random, will be announced on Wear A Christmas Hat Day, which takes place on Friday 16th December. To enter, visit

Emma added: “I feel like supporting a research charity is the most practical kind of help I can give. As much as support is needed, I feel like getting to the root cause of the disease and finding out how to fix brain tumours by coming up with a cure is the way forward.”

To donate to support Wear A Hat Day, please click here

Or text HAT to 70450 to donate £5 to Brain Tumour Research. Texts costs £5 plus one standard rate message.

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