Limited Edition Signature Brooches for Wear A Hat Day, Inspired by Leading Milliners 

The brooches listed here have been exclusively designed for Brain Tumour Research in collaboration with celebrated Milliners and Hatters. We are proud of our partnerships and offer these unique pieces for a suggested minimum donation of £10. Each brooch is limited to a run of 500 and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity to verify this.

To order your very own piece of millinery memorabilia phone the office directly on 01908 867200 or send an email to You can also order and pay online on our eBay store.

Piers Atkinson Brooch

2017 - Purchase Here




Blending chic, fun and pop aesthetics, our 2017 brooch is based on a design by cutting edge milliner Piers Atkinson. Wearing his famous Pom Pom cap design is a striking way to support Brain Tumour Research.


Sadly, there is a serious intent underpinning this collaboration as Piers has a close friend who was diagnosed with a brain tumour.


"Having learned more about this devastating disease and the need for increased research to get closer to a cure I am so pleased to have contributed in this way. I hope everyone who wears this brooch enjoys the comments of friends and strangers and it happy to explain with pride that they wear it to support Brain Tumour Research."



Stephen Jones Brooch


Our fifth Wear A Hat Day signature brooch is modeled on an exclusive design created for Brain Tumour Research by one of the world's leading milliners, Stephen Jones OBE.


An inspirational couture artist, Stephen's vision was for an immediately striking fashion piece that would evoke a worldly freshness and optimism whilst remaining faithful to British millinery style.


"I am thrilled one of my drawings has been transformed into this beautiful multi-coloured and limited-edition brooch for Brain Tumour Research and Wear A Hat Day. In every situation to me flowers are always inspirational."


Lock & Co Brooch

2015 - Purchase Here

Lock & Co of London is the oldest hat shop in the world. Our fourth Wear A Hat Day brooch depicts the iconic top hat they designed for Brain Tumour Research in 2014. 


The brooch design was based on a photograph of celebrated model and supporter Kerri Parker. Kerri has been one of our most active campaigners since a brain tumour diagnosis in 2013. 


"I want my story to highlight the lack of funding going into brain tumour research. Wear A Hat Day is a fantastic campaign raising both awareness and funds. Thank you for your support and enjoy wearing this fabulous brooch!"


Vivien Sheriff Brooch

2014 - Purchase Here

Vivien Sheriff is a leading light of English heritage millinery. Our third Wear A Hat Day brooch was inspired by 'Dressage', a classic Vivien Sheriff hat, decorated with pheasant plumage contouring the sweeping brim.


"Being chosen to provide the inspiration for the brooch is both meaningful and poignant to me as a close friend of mine died from a brain tumour in the prime of his life. I hope you wear it with pride in being able to support the vital cause that Brain Tumour Research is campaigning for."



Rachel Trevor-Morgan Brooch  *Sold Out!*




Rachel Trevor-Morgan, a couture milliner based in St James, London, has been making hats for over 20 years. She is milliner to Her Majesty The Queen and is passionate about her work. Rachel provided a beautiful hat design for our unique brooch in support of Wear A Hat Day 2013.  


“I am delighted to support Brain Tumour Research and Wear A Hat Day. I am always trying to encourage people to wear more hats – what a perfect way to raise awareness and make a statement for such an important cause."



Philip Treacy Brooch  *Sold Out!*


Philip Treacy, celebrity hat designer and Patron of Brain Tumour Research, contributed to Wear A Hat Day 2012 by providing an image of a hat that he designed for our first exclusive brooch.


For the Pagoda hat, Philip took inspiration from a trip in Japan where he was moved by the majestic pagodas and the beautiful magnolia plants, where the colour of the hat comes from.

“This hat is like a protection for the mind and the body and is why I thought of Brain Tumour Research.” 


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