Last updated 20 March 2018
Get ready for Wear A Hat Day
Grab your headwear and show your support to Wear A Hat Day for Brain Tumour Research, raising money to improve the lives of patients and help find a cure.
Wear A Hat Day is taking place on Thursday 29th March and Stockport Council is encouraging communities across the borough to join in by wearing a hat and making a donation to Brain Tumour Research.
Brain Tumour Research is campaigning to see the national spend on brain tumour research increased to £30 million - £35 million a year, in line with breast and leukaemia, in order to advance treatments and ultimately find a cure.
On Friday 30th March, there’ll be a free hat-making event for families with artist Molly Newport at the Hat Works Museum. Sessions will last an hour and start at 10.30am; 11.45am; 1.15pm and 2.30pm. Booking is essential on 0161 474 2399.
After making your hat, you can wear it with pride to the Easter Bonnet Parade at Merseyway Shopping Centre at 3.45pm for a chance to win prizes. All donations will go to the Brain Tumour Research.
Foodie Friday will also be taking place on 30th March, so make sure to wear a hat for an evening full of street food, craft ales and live music.
Cllr Kate Butler, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration, said: “I’m encouraging everyone in Stockport to join people across the country who will be donning beanies and boaters, top hats and trilbies, fascinators and fedoras, and making donations to Brain Tumour Research. Unfortunately, more than 16,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with a brain tumour each year so it’s really important to raise awareness and money for research.”
The Mayor of Stockport, Cllr Linda Holt, said: “Having a friend who died of a brain tumour in her thirties, I know too well the impact this has on the individual and members of the family and friends. It is extremely important that we raise awareness for this worthy cause and raise as much funding as we can for research. I am pleased to be able to support and promote this initiative.”
For more information visit www.wearahatday.org