Milton Keynes-based 360 Play has partnered with Shenley Wood-based national charity, Brain Tumour Research to raise awareness of Brain Tumour Awareness Month.
The company is not only asking its customers during March for donations, but is also urging people to take part in Brain Tumour Research’s UK-wide fundraising event, Wear A Hat Day on March 31. On the day, its staff, both at head office and at the play centre in Knowlhill, will be wearing hats and encouraging customers to do the same.
Wear A Hat Day, now in its eighth year, is supported by Debbie McGee, who lost husband Paul Daniels to a brain tumour a year ago, celebrated milliner Stephen Jones OBE who cared for a terminally ill friend, actress and broadcaster Sheila Hancock CBE whose grandson was successfully treated, and singer, songwriter and record producer John Newman who is awaiting treatment for his second brain tumour.
Wear A Hat Day will see schools, workplaces, families and individuals across the UK fundraising and taking part in all manner of hat-themed fun events to raise awareness of brain tumours and help fund life-saving research. Funds raised through 2017’s event will develop the charity’s network of world-class brain tumour research centres in the UK.
Serena Lawrence, Centre Manager at 360 Play Milton Keynes, explained: “We were shocked to discover that brain tumours can be so deadly and that they claim the lives of more children and adults under 40 (who are often parents with young children) than any other cancer.Wear A Hat Day is a fun way to get involved – so don’t forget your hat if you are visiting on 31st March!”