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Wear a hat day - Friday 31st March 2023

March is Brain Tumour Awareness month.

Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys will be supporting the Brain Tumour Research charity by wearing a hat to school in return for a small donation on Friday 31st March. 

Staff and students can wear a hat for the day, silly, fun, homemade, plain, colourful, small, large, themed but no offensive slogans!

Each tutor group can make a hat and nominate a member of staff to wear it, there will be prizes for the best hats.

Students can take part in our ‘Design a Hat’ competition, collect entry sheets from reception. There are prizes for the best designs.

Brain Tumour research receives just 1% of the national spend on cancer for research into brain tumours.  I hope that with your help and support we can raise some money towards this important research.

Click here to donate directly to our JustGiving Fundraising page for Wear a hat day

Mrs Hawgood


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Our Mission

To increase the UK investment in brain tumour research

Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, yet historically just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.

Brain Tumour Research is determined to change this!

We are the only national charity in the UK focused on finding a cure for all types of brain tumours through campaigning to increase the national investment in brain tumour research to £35 million per year, while fundraising to create a network of seven sustainable Brain Tumour Research Centres of Excellence across the UK. 

Thanks to supporters like you taking part in Wear A Hat Day, we’ve been able to develop three Brain Tumour Research Centres of Excellence, making crucial discoveries, providing career-defining opportunities for dozens of young researchers, and pushing the boundaries of knowledge about brain tumours. We’ve made some ground-breaking discoveries already and the tireless work will continue – thanks to you.

In 2023, we will launch a new Research Centre, bringing us one step closer in our mission to establish a network of seven Centres of Excellence across the UK. Funds from Wear A Hat Day will be essential in helping sustain the research here and at our other Centres.

Wear A Hat Day funds are also essential in helping us maximise our campaigning to increase the UK investment in brain tumour research, working with UK Governments and the larger cancer charities, influencing brain tumour research policies at the highest levels.


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