Get your hat on to help raise funds

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PEOPLE in Scarborough are being given the “heads-up” about a fun charity event later this month.

Wear a Hat day is taking place on Friday March 25 and Scarborough charity Ellie’s Fund is calling on people to get involved and raise money in aid of brain tumour research.

The fund was set up in memory of Scarborough teenager Ellie Othick-Bowmaker, who died last year after battling two brain tumours.

People are asked to donate at least £1 each to wear a hat to school, work or simply out and about. Whether it’s a cap, panama, fedora, cycle helmet or bowler, any hat will do!

The day is part of a national campaign from the Brain Tumour Research group of charities that hopes to get the whole of the UK to “Wear a Hat” and raise awareness of brain tumours and the desperate need of research funding.

Ellie’s mum Heather Othick said: “By getting involved in Wear a Hat day people from the Scarborough area can help raise much needed money for brain tumour research, helping scientists develop more effective treatments.

“Although one of the biggest cancer killers, brain tumour research gets just a fraction of the funding that other less deadly cancers receive so please ask your school or business to get involved and wear a hat!”

Please send any money raised through this event to Ellie’s Fund, 15 Pinfold Close, Scarborough, YO12 6UZ, marked ‘Wear a Hat’

Local residents, businesses and schools can go to www.braintumourresearch.org to find out more about Wear a Hat day.