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Wear a Hat for Brain Tumour Research this Thursday

Supporters all over the country will be donning their best hats and putting on activities to raise money in aid of the national charity Brain Tumour Research on Thursday 29 March.

Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, yet just 1 per cent of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease. Funds raised through Wear A Hat Day 2018 will develop the charity’s network of world-class brain tumour research centres in the UK, including the one based at the University.

Get involved

Sport and Recreation will have their photo booth available in Spinnaker Sports Centre for post-workout hat selfies with the best selfie winning a prize! Staff and instructors will be wearing their hats and encourage you to do the same.

Donation buckets will be available in both reception areas and with class instructors.

The University Library will also be donning their best hat attire and have adopted this tradition since 2011 when colleague Jane Paine died from a brain tumour. The eccentricities of the staff will break the stereotypical library mold and should prompt a few smiles throughout the day.

To get involved, or donate, please visit:

Or text HAT to 70660 to donate £5*

Follow Wear a Hat Day on Twitter using the hashtag #HATTASTIC

* Texts cost £5 plus network charge. Brain Tumour Research receives 100% of your donation. Obtain the bill payer’s permission. Call 01908 867200 with any queries.

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