Mad Hatters’ raise hundreds for brain charity

Over six-hundred and fifty pounds has been raised by students and staff donning crazy hats, baking and selling gifts to celebrate Wear A Hat Day 2019.

The national event champions the charity Brain Tumour Research, which supports those like five year old Myah Bell from Cirencester. Myah is the face of this year’s campaign and underwent a life-saving operation to remove a brain tumour when she was just 10 months old.

In support of Myah and others like her, the College celebrated Wear A Hat Day 2019 last Friday by encouraging students and staff to wear their craziest headgear, ear-warmers, caps and bonnets.  Some of the stand outs included an ‘angry birds,’ pharo-headdress and a horse’s head. The last hat alone raised over £100 in charity sponsorship. Other events run independently by students included guess the name of the teddy and guess how many sweets in the jar, while staff sold handmade cards, jewellery, and cakes!

Grandmother of Myah, Karen Bell, who led this year’s Wear A Hat Day at the College, wanted to congratulate all those who were involved:

“I am overwhelmed that again we exceeded my target of £500 with a brilliant combined effort of Cirencester College staff and students. Special thanks to Greg for wearing a horse’s head hat all day, the Works4Me students for their efforts, and Myah’s other Granny who provided plenty of great cakes on the day!