Marking Wear a Hat Day with a twist

Today (27 March) it’s time to put your thinking cap on and find creative ways to raise awareness for brain tumour research.

Every year March marks the opportunity to get your favourite silly bonnet out for a good cause: Wear a Hat Day, raising funds and awareness for brain tumour research.

AWARENESS

For charities like Brain Tumour Research, this year’s awareness day is more important than ever due to the current coronavirus outbreak.

Each year more than 11,000 people are diagnosed with a primary brain tumour in the UK, about half of these are cancerous.

Brain tumours can affect people of any age, including young children.

Awareness days like this are key for raising vital funds for Brain Tumour Research, and everyone can still do their part to spread the word.

TAKING PART

There is a host of ways to do your bit and take part in Wear a Hat Day. The easiest and quickest is to share your social selfie.

Simply get out your best bonnet, or a household object which you can turn into a hat, and upload it to social media.

Don’t forget to tag Brain Tumour Research and use #WearAHatDay.

You could even encourage friends and family to share their own selfie by tagging them in your post.

If you don’t have any hats, don’t worry. Simply take a selfie on Facebook or Instagram stories then add a sticker of GIF hat.

Get social in a different way and host your very own Wear a Hat Day quiz. You could create your own or use one of the templates available on the Brain Tumour Research website.

GOING DIGITAL

Normally, events would be taking place around the country to mark Wear a Hat Day, but this year things need to happen differently.

Due to the restrictions on gathering to help prevent further spread of the coronavirus, now is the time to get creative with your event ideas.

The charity is encouraging people to get involved virtually by hosting an event on Facebook, Skype, WhatsApp, Instagram, Facetime or work video calling systems like Microsoft Teams and Google Hangouts.

See how the Enable team are marking the day and share your Wear a Hat Day photos with Enable on TwitterInstagram or Facebook.