Wear a Hat Day because brain tumours kill more children than leukaemia

Today, Friday March 26 is Wear a Hat Day in the UK and is a fund-raising event organised by the Brain Tumour Research Organisation.

Organisers first put their thinking caps on in 2010 and came up with the idea of covering that part of the anatomy where tumours strike and since then have raised more than £2 million (€2.2 million) to fund research.

It is not a lot when you consider that 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 per cent of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.

As well as trying to fund research, the organisation wants to continue to influence UK governments and larger cancer charities to invest more in research nationally.

Closer to home, Gibraltar is celebrating a day later on Saturday March 28 with money going to Cancer Relief Gibraltar and Brain Tumour Research.

With Easter around the corner, maybe a socially distanced Easter Bonnet competition or even a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party would be great fun for the children as it will give them something to do during the holidays and would help this very important research.

To find out more or simply to donate, visit

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page


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