Hatters sport hats for Brain Tumour Research

Luton Town Football Club are lending their support to a charity's Wear A Hat Day campaign this week.

Wednesday, 29th March 2017, 1:37 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:01 pm

The squad at Kenilworth Road chose Brain Tumour Research as their players’ charity of the year.

During the home match against Blackpool on Saturday, April 1, there will be a collection for the charity .

Supporters are also being asked to wear hats – especially straw boaters if they have them – to raise awareness of the thousands of people diagnosed with brain tumours each year.

Midfielder Cameron McGeehan said: “We were shocked to discover that so many young people die from this type of cancer, including children and the parents of young children.

“The options for brain tumour patients are so limited.”

By sponsoring the charity, the Hatters are hoping to highlight the fact that brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer.

According to the charity, just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to brain tumours.

March is also Brain Tumour Awareness Month, which culminates on Friday, March 31, with the fundraising event, Wear A Hat Day.

Defender Stephen O’Donnell added: “We were only too happy to pose for pictures in the charity’s special top hats recently.

“It would be fantastic if everyone could come to the match on 1st April wearing any sort of hat.”

For more information, visit www.wearahatday.org.