Wear a Hat Day event a Great Success
Local MP David Mundell put his hat on last Friday (30th March) to help Brain Tumour Research and its member charities raise awareness about the prevalence of brain tumours and the need for vital research.
The annual event was held nationwide to encourage people of all ages across the country to engage in activities and raise funds for research into brain tumours, which kills more children and people under the age of 40 than any other cancer.
This year schools, businesses and organisations across the UK joined in 'Wear a Hat Day' events, which encourage people to make donations in order to wear a hat.
After donning a patriotic choice of hat in the heart of London, Mr Mundell said: "The statistic for brain cancer survival is shocking, with just 14% of people surviving for more than five years, yet research into brain tumours receives less than 1% of the national spend on cancer research.
“My contribution to 'Wear a Hat Day 2012' was certainly a fun way of raising awareness and getting people raising money for a very worthy and often overlooked cause. I was delighted to take part, and I look forward to next year's event."