Leedon Lower School joined in the fun of Wear A Hat Day for Brain Tumour Research by organising an Easter Hat parade to which the children wore a hat of their choice and made a donation to the charity.
Headteacher at the Leighton school, Richard Benson, said: “There was plenty of competition amongst us all on Wear A Hat Day to be dressed in the best so we had fun and at the same time felt we were supporting a very worthy cause. We also sold hat badges to raise additional funds. I am proud to say that between us we raised £474 in donations for research into brain tumours.
“We all felt that Brain Tumour Research’s Wear A Hat Day campaign was a very worthy cause which will help scientists find more effective treatments and ultimately a cure for this devastating disease.”
Wear A Hat Day is the UK’s premier brain tumour awareness event, raising money to improve the lives of patients and help find a cure. Now in its sixth year, it is inspired by the 16,000 people who are diagnosed each year and it is dedicated to the memory of those lost to a cancer which hasn’t seen the same advancements in understanding and treatment as some other cancers and is now sadly more common than a generation ago.
Sue Farrington Smith, Chief Executive of Brain Tumour Research, said: “We are so grateful to everyone who has supported our Wear A Hat Day and, in particular, to the children and staff of Leedon Lower School – their donations will help fund vital research. For more details visit www.braintumourresearch.org.