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Hats the way to do it! Schools show their support for Wear A Hat Day

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Each year on Wear A Hat Day, schools up and down the country help to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds towards vital and pioneering research. Wearing some of the quirkiest hats we have ever seen, pupils, teachers and parents are raising money in a variety of fun ways, from hat-tastic fashion shows to eggsellent Easter bonnet parades.

Siena and Rafaele

Seven-year-old Siena Guglia and her six-year-old brother Rafaele collected an amazing £3,600 in support of their grandfather, Nonno, who is undergoing treatment for a brain tumour.

Siena and Rafaele started with a walk and went on to ask their classmates and teachers to wear their favourite hats and buy pin badges and wristbands to raise funds. Then they also got a local pub involved and, in return for a donation, provided hot drinks to parents and carers outside school. Next on their fundraising hit list were Hobbycraft and Halfords after both businesses agreed to allow them to collect outside their stores.

Beachborough School

Children and staff at Beachborough have been donning their most weird and wonderful hats for Brain Tumour Research for 10 years! Through creating their own hats and hosting a spring hat parade on the last day of spring term, the school has raised over £15,000 for the charity in the last decade. As well as the wacky headwear, the school also fundraises through a cake sale and the opportunity to buy one of the charity’s unique pin badges.

Bourton Meadow Academy

After his mum was diagnosed with a brain tumour, seven-year-old Finley Shudell rallied his classmates and teachers together to raise money for the charity. He went around every class at Bourton Meadow selling wristbands and hat badges for Wear A Hat Day. And, of course, he had everyone come into school in their most eccentric hats!

Elson Junior School

It was crazy hats galore at Elson Junior School thanks to Megan Piper who encouraged all her friends and teachers to support Wear A Hat Day. After seeing her dad undergo treatment for a brain tumour, the 11-year-old has been on a personal mission to help fund research into the disease.


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