Wear a silly hat for charity

MT likes to espouse good causes, especially when they have a sartorial bent. So, on March 30, why not stick a hat on for Brain Tumour Research?

by Rebecca Burn-Callander
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
Next week, bosses all over the UK will be donning ridiculous headgear as part of ‘Wear a Hat Day’. Staff are nominating leaders and making donations as we speak – the bigger the pot, the sillier/grander/larger the hat.

To get involved, simply request your fundraising pack from Brain Tumour Research and nominate your chapeau champion. You can even find designs for paper hats on there (if you don’t want to shell out for a luxury topper).  Or, for the less crafty among you, Kate Langrish-Smith, ‘Hat Maker of the Year 2010’, has developed the official range of campaign hats, also available to buy on the website.

Backing the ‘Wear a Hat Day’ campaign is none other than Philip Treacy, celebrity hat designer and patron to the charity. ‘How better to express your passion and commitment to a subject such as brain tumour research than by wearing a fantastic hat?’ he asks. ‘It doesn't matter what the hat is or how much it costs; everybody who gets involved will feel a million dollars, whilst also raising much needed research funds and awareness.’

So, what are you waiting for? Get your head in gear.

Brain Tumour Research represents the united campaign voice of the Brain Tumour Research group of 18 charities. Launched in 2009, the charity was established specifically to raise funds for brain tumour research.

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