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

Ho ho happy Wear A Christmas Hat Day!

Are you sporting your Christmas hat yet? If not, what are you waiting for?

Wear A Christmas Hat Day is finally here and we’re loving seeing all your fabulously festive headgear.

Amongst those raising the festive feeling is Ian Craighead and his parents, Syd and Helen. They have decked out their house in Christmas lights and are illuminating the street for people to enjoy in return for a donation. Incredibly, they have already nearly achieved their target of raising £1,000.

It’s inspired by Ian’s sister, Sara, who died from a brain tumour in April 2013. She was just 35 years old. 

Ian said: “The lights turn what could be a sad time into a happier time and they help to raise awareness of this devastating disease and much-needed money to help find a cure. They make me smile and if they make just one other person smile then it is worth all the effort.”

To donate to the family’s fundraising, visit

If you're not involved with Wear A Christmas Hat Day yet, there’s snow time like the present and it’s so easy to get involved wherever you are. All you need to do is put on a hat and donate here

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