31 March 2023
Wear A Hat Day 2023 – Brain Tumour Research

Brain cancer is a cruel, indiscriminate disease that takes people from us with too little chance of a proper diagnosis, treatment or cure.

Every year, 16,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour – with only 20% of those diagnosed surviving beyond five years compared with an average of 50% across all other cancers. The disease also kills more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer.

That’s why finding a cure has long been a cause which I have supported – even more so since the passing of my childhood friend, Charlie, a few years ago. He was aged just 50 and in the prime of his life.

In Charlie’s memory, and in that of distinguished former member of the House Baroness Tessa Jowell, and so many others, I continue to actively campaign to help raise awareness and support the ongoing research efforts aimed at finally ridding our world of this terrible illness.

Today is 'Wear A Hat Day' 2023

Every year, I support the ‘Wear A Hat Day’ event, led by Brain Tumour Research UK, to raise awareness and help fundraise for the vital research required to help us better understand, diagnose and treat this awful disease.

I am proud to be doing so again in 2023.

You can show your support too by taking a picture of yourself wearing a hat and raising awareness by sharing it on social media with the hashtag #WearAHatDay

To learn more about Brain Tumour Research UK’s vitally important work, please visit their website here Donations can be made via their website by following the link here

To learn more about my historic work (as both a local MP and Minister) to support Brain Tumour Research UK and the battle against this disease, please visit my campaign page here

I truly believe that WE can ALL make a difference – and I remain firmly committed to working with Brain Tumour Research UK and partners to continue the fight on behalf of Charlie, Baroness Tessa Jowell and the thousands of others affected across the country, including many here in Mid Norfolk.