A reminder that today (Friday, 29th March) is Wear A Hat Day, raising funds and awareness for Brain Tumour Research, a disease which continues to cause devastation for sufferers and their families..
Tomorrow (Saturday) you can support this very worthwhile charity by taking part in a rowing challenge (from 10am to 4pm) in the foyer of the Helston Sainsbury’s.
Mr Thomas, who chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Brain Tumours, says: “Brain tumours are a terrible disease and kill more children and young adults under 40 than any other cancer.
“The situation is improving in terms of treatment and an extra £13 million has been pumped into brain tumour research over the past 12 months but until we find the best way to care for people and cure their disease, there is more to be done.
“I would encourage everyone to support Wear A Hat Day in whatever way they can – whether by wearing a hat to show awareness or by donating to Brain Tumour Research; there are collecting tins in around 20 shops across Penzance, St Ives and Helston.
“Alternatively, why not take part in the rowing machine challenge event I am organising at the Helston Sainsbury’s with the help of Helston Sports Centre?
“The centre has kindly lent us two rowing machines and, for a £2 entry fee, you get the chance to row as far as you can in two minutes with prizes for the male and female who row the furthest; there will also be a raffle in the foyer on the day.”
If you’d like to find out more about Wear A Hat Day and Brain Tumour Research, visit www.wearahatday.org