Hats the way to raise awareness

Barbara Shaw and Jean Youngs held a coffee morning in Blundeston Village Hall last Saturday assisted

Barbara Shaw and Jean Youngs held a coffee morning in Blundeston Village Hall last Saturday assisted by Blundeston and Flixton WI members. Waveney MP Peter Aldous attended as funds and awareness of the Brain Tumour Research (BTR) charity was raised. Picture: MICK HOWES - Credit: Archant

Crazy headwear took centre stage in Blundeston as coffee morning visitors and a school backed the campaign to raise awareness about brain tumours.

Pupils and staff at Blundeston Primary wore an assortment of decorated hats to school last Friday, March 31 - as 'Wear A Hat Day' was held across the country to raise funds and awareness of the Brain Tumour Research (BTR) charity.

Barbara Shaw, whose husband Colin died from a brain tumour in 2010, and Jean Youngs, who has received treatment for brain cancer, also held a coffee morning in Blundeston Village Hall last Saturday assisted by Blundeston and Flixton WI members.

Mrs Shaw said: 'The coffee morning was a great success with £800 raised so far and we are so grateful to the school for its support and to Waveney MP Peter Aldous for attending and for backing BTR's campaign.'

For more information about Brain Tumour Research go to www.braintumourresearch.org


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