Search

Hats for pupils and MP for brain tumour awareness

PUBLISHED: 14:27 03 April 2018

Peter Aldous, Barbara Shaw and Kate Schonhut with some pupils sporting their hats. Picture: Mick Howes

Peter Aldous, Barbara Shaw and Kate Schonhut with some pupils sporting their hats. Picture: Mick Howes

Archant

Pupils and staff at a Waveney primary school fundraised and raised awareness for a brain tumour charity with a special wear a hat day.

Blundeston Church of England Primary School have supported the charity, Brain Tumour Research, for six years, with this year another successful day with a wide array of strange and impressive headgear.

Wear A Hat Day was launched by the charity with the big day seeing people across the UK taking part in events to raise awareness of brain tumours and help fund life-saving research.

Barbara Shaw, whose husband Colin suffered from the condition, fronts the campaign. She said: “The school has supported me with fundraising for a number of years. I began in 2011, the year after Colin died, and thanks to the generosity of the everyone we have raised nearly £9000 since then.”

Waveney MP Peter Aldous also attended, and said: “The feeling is Brain Tumour as a condition is something that could be on the edge of a breakthrough and if extra funding is forthcoming then we can make it happen.”

Other news

14 minutes ago

Suffolk Police are appealing for information about a man who was reported missing after he did not turn up for work.

44 minutes ago

Keen gardeners, stunning school displays and colourful businesses were just some of those praised for being the blooming best at a presentation evening.

13:38

A 19-year-old man who stole jewellery from the home of a retired Suffolk woman has been sentenced to two years youth detention.

Plans for 30 retirement apartments branded a ‘Spanish package holiday resort’ by opponents has been refused by councillors.

Most Read

Yesterday, 16:50

A 35-year-old man has been charged with attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child.

Read more
Lowestoft
07:24

Walk through the doors of a sweet shop, and you are transported back in time.

Read more
13:38

A 19-year-old man who stole jewellery from the home of a retired Suffolk woman has been sentenced to two years youth detention.

Read more
Ipswich Crown Court

Councillors unanimously rejected plans for an open gypsy and traveller site in Mutford and said they were being treated like ‘frogs in slowly boiling water’.

Read more
Ian Graham
Yesterday, 16:29

A burglar who forced his way into the home of an 80-year-old Suffolk man while he was away on holiday has been jailed.

Read more

Autumn Supplement

cover

Click here to view
the Autumn
Supplement

View

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 9°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Lowestoft Journal
e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Lowestoft Journal weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy