On Thursday 30th March the Science Faculty office took part in Wear A Hat Day in order to raise money for Brain Tumour Research who fund our Centre of Excellence here at the University.
The Centre of Excellence dedicates its research to focusing on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of brain tumour development and progression in response to therapy. Geoff Pilkington and his team of specialist researchers within the Cellular and Molecular Neuro-Oncology Group work tirelessly to find new levels of understanding of all types of brain tumour and the methods required to cure them. Their team is strengthened with MSc and Erasmus students. Geoff meets with many brain tumour patients and carers throughout the year and this charity and the team's associated research is close to their hearts.
The faculty office helped raise money for vital brain tumour research by coming to work wearing hats and bringing in hat themed cakes to sell as well as a 'Name the Llama' sweepstake. The event was a huge success which saw staff and students from throughout the faculty and the University pop in and buy a cake and donate some money. It was great to see so many people wearing hats and supporting a fantastic cause.
The faculty managed to raise an impressive £170 from selling badges, cakes, sweepstake entries and also a few online donations.
A massive thank you to everyone involved who donated, wore a hat, baked cakes and got into the spirit of raising money for charity- it couldn't have been done without you!
Check out some of our pictures from the day below.