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It’s hats off to the VoluntHeroes who are supporting Wear A Hat Day for Brain Tumour Research

11/03/2019

Grab your headwear – VoluntHeroes are supporting Wear A Hat Day for the Brain Tumour Research charity, the UK’s premier brain tumour awareness fundraising event, supporting research to improve the lives of patients and help find a cure.

VoluntHeroes of Gosport Voluntary Action are holding a Wear a Hat Day walk starting at Gosport Voluntary Action, on Wednesday 27th March and is inviting people to join in by wearing a hat and making a donation to Brain Tumour Research. After the walk, we will be meeting at Gosport Voluntary Action for refreshments and a quiz. We are asking everyone joining in for a £1.00 donation for Brain Tumour Research.

Gosport Voluntary Action has a history of supporting Brain Tumour Research and VoluntHeroes are carrying on the tradition.

Sue Greene the VoluntHeroes’ coordinator at GVA, said: “VoluntHeroes are proud to be a part of this, we are a new group based in Gosport and provide volunteering activities for people looking to develop their confidence and improve their skills. Wear A Hat Day is the culmination of Brain Tumour Awareness month and people across the country will be donning beanies and boaters, top hats and trilbies, fascinators and fedoras, and making donations to Brain Tumour Research.

 We are supporting Brian Tumour Research Charity’s pioneering network of dedicated research Centres of Excellence across the UK. I hope as many people as possible will join us. All those who take part in Wear A Hat Day are helping to fund the fight against brain tumours, which take children from their parents and parents from their children before their time.”

 Wear A Hat Day has raised over a million pounds since Brain Tumour Research was launched ten years ago and is the culmination of Brain Tumour Awareness Month in March. The big day will see schools, workplaces, families and individuals across the UK fundraising and taking part in fun events to raise awareness of brain tumours and help fund life-saving research.

Sue Farrington Smith MBE, chief executive of the charity, said: “Wearing a hat for the day is a simple and fun way of raising awareness and money. It also sends a great message of hope, solidarity and support for patients and their families and those like me who have lost a loved one to this dreadful disease.

“Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age. What’s more, they kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer… yet historically just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.

 “Brain Tumour Research is proud to be changing this. We are building a network of experts in sustainable research at dedicated Centres of Excellence whilst influencing the Government and larger cancer charities to invest more nationally.

 “We are extremely grateful to VoluntHeroes, and wish the group all the best for a successful event and great fun on the day.”

The charity is urging others to rally their organisations and contacts to get involved in Wear A Hat Day by wearing a hat and making a donation, buying specially-designed pin badges or a limited-edition brooch as well as wristbands, baseball caps and even a hat for their car!

Full details and how to register for a fundraising pack, as well as quizzes and competitions are available from www.wearahatday.org or call 01908 867200. Donations can be made by texting HAT to 70660 to give £5.*

*Texts cost £5 plus network charge. Brain Tumour Research receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payer’s permission. Customer care 01908 867200. Charity no. 1153487 (England and Wales) SC046840 (Scotland).

For more information about Brain Tumour Resarch visit www.braintumourresearch.org or call 01908 867200.

For further information on VoluntHeroes or to get involved in Gosport, please contact Sue Greene on 02392 604694 or email volsupport@gva.org.uk

 

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