MP Caroline puts her hat on to show her support for Brain Tumour Research

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THE MP for Gosport donned a hat to help raise awareness for Brain Tumour Research.

Caroline Dinenage joined fellow MPs outside the House of Commons to support the charity’s work and to highlight the prevalence of brain tumours.

Ms Dinenage decided to get involved in the event after being contacted by two residents in her Gosport constituency who lost close relatives to brain tumours.

It was in aid of the Wear a Hat Day, which took place across the UK on Friday – the annual awareness day for Brain Tumour Research and its member charities.

It was a day when people up and down the country were encouraged to make donations in order to wear a hat.

This year schools, businesses and organisations across the UK joined in.

Speaking after the event, Ms Dinenage said she was pleased to be able to take part.

‘Gosport residents have been personally affected by the low rates of survival from brain tumours,’ she said.

‘I’m glad to have donned a hat to help raise awareness of this illness.’

Brain Tumour Research represents the united campaign voice for a group of 18 charities.

Launched in 2009, the charity was established to raise funds for brain tumour research.

Last year, the group of charities that form Brain Tumour Research worked together to raise over £2m. The money was allocated to provide support and fund research at existing UK centres where brain tumour research is being carried out.

To find out more about Brain Tumour Research, visit braintumourresearch.org or contact the team on 01296 733011.