First drivers wear a hat in Leeds for brain tumour charity
First in Leeds is asking staff and passengers to Wear a Hat to help Brain Tumour Research (BTRS) raise awareness across Yorkshire about the prevalence of brain tumours and the need for vital research.
First bus drivers in Leeds are setting an example by wearing hats and inviting people to pledge their support for Wear A Hat day. Posters have also been put on First buses in Leeds to promote the event.
Carol Robertson from BTRS said: “We owe it to our supporters in Yorkshire to do all we can to collaborate and share information with other brain tumour charities and working with Brain Tumour Research gives us a simple and effective platform to do this. It is great to also be part of a national campaign such as Wear a Hat which encourages people to make donations in order to wear a hat to work, school or college. First in Leeds has been brilliant in their support of BTRS and we will have an amazing day raising funds and awareness.”
Ben Gilligan, service delivery director for First in Yorkshire, said: “BTRS recently applied to First’s charity and sponsorship committee and we were glad to give them a cheque for £1,000 to help fund vital research into brain tumours. We were bowled over by the enthusiasm and dedication of Carol and her team and were only too glad to offer further support for this important and worthwhile campaign.”
If you want to support the Wear a Hat day and make a donation to support brain tumour research in Leeds, make a donation at www.justgiving.com/braintumourresearchlab or for more information about joining in Wear a Hat day, go to www.btrs.org.uk