Hats on for Brain Tumour Research

Helen Legh, in the jester's hat, at High Ash Primary School
Helen Legh, in the jester's hat, at High Ash Primary School

It was hats on all round for the children, parents and teachers of High Ash CE Primary School, in Great Brickhill, on March 24, when they donned headwear of all shapes, sizes and colours to help find a cure for brain tumours.

Inspired by brain tumour patient Helen Legh, whose five-year-old daughter, Matilda is a High Ash pupil, the school gave its support to Wear A Hat Day, the UK’s premier brain tumour awareness event.

The day raises money for vital research into the treatment of brain tumours and helps the thousands of families whose lives are devastated by a brain tumour diagnosis each year.

A grand total of £445 was raised on the day.

Helen, pictured with Matilda and schoolfriends, parents and staff, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour at the end of 2014 and given 14 months to live.

She underwent a seven-hour operation to remove the tumour, followed by radiation and chemotherapy, and has been taking part in a clinical trial.

She is currently feeling well and is supporting the Milton Keynes-based national charity Brain Tumour Research, by raising awareness through her story.

Many will know Helen as a presenter on BBC Three Counties Radio.

It’s still possible to make a £5 donation to Brain Tumour Research by texting HAT to 70660.