Staff joined the Mayor of Exmouth in calling for individuals, organisations and businesses from across the town to raise funds for scientists working to find a cure for brain tumours.
Councillor Brian Cole, who chose Brain Tumour Research as his mayoral charity for the year, encouraged as many people as possible to get involved in Wear A Hat Day.
Supporting Centres of Excellence
Brain Tumour Research funds a network of Centres of Excellence, one of which is based at the University of Plymouth, where scientists are focused on improving outcomes for the many thousands of families affected by a brain tumour diagnosis every year, and, ultimately finding a cure.
Moved by the vital work done by the charity, Cllr Cole successfully signed up a number of local businesses to take part, including Specsavers, Santander, NatWest, Barclays and LED Leisure, as well as council staff. He appealed for others to join them by holding their own Wear A Hat Day events.
Cllr Cole said: ‘Every year more than 16,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour in the UK, and this cause is very close to my heart as brain tumours can attack anyone at any age, from very young children to adults. More research is vital if we are to understand what causes different types of brain tumour, and find a cure for this devastating disease.’
A word from the charity
Emma Cronin, Community Fundraising Manager at Brain Tumour Research, said: ‘Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone, at any age. We are extremely grateful to Cllr Cole and the local business community for getting involved.'