Archive for March 29th, 2012
Tomorrow has been designated ‘Wear A Hat Day’, here in the UK. So why not wear a hat to work and donate £1 to Brain Tumour Research?
All over the UK, Brain Tumour Research and its member charities will be encouraging people – especially in education and the public sector – to raise awareness about the prevalence of brain tumours and the lack of adequate funding for research into this cancer ‘Cinderella’. They will be asked to make a donation, then to wear a hat to work, to show their support for the cause.
More under-40s die from brain tumours than from any other form of cancer, yet it currently receives less than 1% of UK cancer research spending.
Prime Minister David Cameron has written offering his support for the fund-raising event, and a number of MPs have produced videos explaining why they are getting involved. 2010 ‘Hat Maker of the Year’ Kate Langrish has even designed a range of campaign hats for the occasion.