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If only brain tumour research could be funded in the same way as leukaemia and other cancers

Sheila Hancock, her daughter and grandson show off our bespoke hats for Wear A Hat Day

We are ever grateful to Sheila Hancock and her daughter Melanie, whose son Jack was diagnosed with a brain tumour when he was four, for the continued support they show to our cause.  Sheila is patron of member charity Ali’s Dream and Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth where we have our first dedicated brain tumour research centre. 

This photo shows all three of them wearing the hats designed by Kate Langrish www.katelangrishmillinery.com especially for this year’s Wear A Hat Day campaign 

Sheila comments: “No-one can prepare you for how devastating it is when a loved one becomes ill and when Jack was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of four, it was devastating for us all.  Jack is now an accomplished young man and together we want to help raise awareness of the need for further research into such a distressing form of cancer. My family were lucky but 16,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour every year and there desperately needs to be further funding in place to one day find a cure. My family will certainly be showing their support on 30th March for Brain Tumour Research and its member charities ‘Wear a Hat Day’ and hope to see lots of people doing the same.”

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