Wear a hat and raise lots of cash

PEOPLE in Scarborough are being encouraged to don some fancy headgear in support of tomorrow’s “Wear a Hat day”.

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.”

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

Go to www.braintumourresearch.org to find out more.