Local MP Caroline Dinenage donned a hat this week to raise awareness for Brain Tumour Research.
She joined fellow MPs outside the House of Commons on Monday to support the charity's work and to highlight the prevalence of brain tumours. Caroline got involved in the event after being contacted by local residents, Sheila Carr, who lost her husband, Fred, to a brain tumour and Karen Adams, whose sister-in-law, Caroline Foster, died of a brain tumour in 2010.
The event precludes the national 'Wear a Hat Day' on Friday 30th March, which is the annual awareness day for Brain Tumour Research and its member charities. It is a day when people up and down the country are encouraged to make donations in order to wear a hat. This year schools, businesses and organisations across the UK are joining in 'Wear A Hat Day' events.
Speaking after the event, Caroline said:
"Gosport residents like Karen Adams and Shelia Carr have been personally affected by the tragically low rates of survival from brain tumours. I am glad to have donned a hat to help raise awareness of this illness and for Brain Tumour Research, and hope many of my constituents will do the same by supporting 'Wear a Hat Day' this Friday".
To get involved in 'Wear A Hat Day' or for more information about Brain Tumour Research and its member charities go to http://www.braintumourresearch.org or contact the team on 01296 733011
Brain Tumour Research represents the united campaign voice of the Brain Tumour Research group of 18 charities. Launched in 2009, the charity was established specifically to raise funds for brain tumour research.