Wightlink wear whacky hats for brain tumour research

Wightlink customers were greeted by an unusual sight, when staff donned weird and whacky headgear for Wear a Hat Day in aid of brain tumour research.

From homemade creations to hats fit for a day at the races, staff entered into the spirit of the event, to help raise funds for life-saving research into the condition. Staff also held a Mad Hatters’ Tea Party, and colleagues shared cakes and bakes during break times to raise additional funds.

Marketing and Innovation Director, Stuart James, said: “We wanted to get involved in this hat-tastic event to do our bit to raise money for Brain Tumour Research which undertakes incredibly important research.

Sue Farrington Smith MBE, Chief Executive of Brain Tumour Research, said: “We are so grateful to Wightlink for supporting our Wear A Hat Day, their donations will help fund vital research. 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 one per cent of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.

“Brain Tumour Research is proud to be changing this. We are building a network of experts in sustainable research at dedicated Centres of Excellence while influencing the Government and larger cancer charities to invest more nationally. Help us fund the fight. Together we will find a cure.”