Brain Tumour Awareness Month 2016
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Brain Tumour Research is an official charity partner of Plymouth University. We're one of four universities in the UK working with the charity to improve the treatment and outcomes of brain tumours.

Support Brain Tumour Research during Brain Tumour Awareness Month by participating in the following events.

Wear A Hat Day Challenge – throughout March

  • A friendly competition between participants to raise as much money as possible for BTR throughout March. Everyone is welcome to get involved.
  • Sign up now by emailing and we will send you a free fundraising kit, bursting with ideas, tips and tools 

Plymouth Argyle v Luton - 19 March

  • Collection buckets plus BTR quiz in VIP lounge
  • Text-to-give BTR competition to win a season ticket and signed shirts

Colour Dash - 20 March

  • Student fundraising event. RAG is taking over campus to put on the brightest race you'll ever take part in. Don your brightest white gym kit and navigate our obstacle filled course as you are covered in powder paints and an explosion of colour. All proceeds go to BTR.

BTR in the cafés - w/c 21 March

  • New custom-made money boxes designed by our BA (Hons) 3D Design students will be in our cafés (Roland Levinsky Building, Drake’s Kitchen and John Bull Building).
  • Café staff will be donning their best hats and donating profits from hat themed bakes to BTR.

Plymouth University Raiders v Cheshire Phoenix - 27 March

  • Volunteers present with BTR collection buckets

In addition, a Plymouth University team will be running for BTR during the Plymouth Half Marathon on 17 April.

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Today's events

Fundraising ideas

There are so many ways to get involved, you can...

  • ask everyone to wear a hat. Simple!
  • organise a best hat competition - biggest, coolest, funniest, smallest....And the winner is?
  • eat my hat - make some hat-shape cakes or biscuits and sell them on the day
  • tweet your hats - get tweeting and donating and let's be trending on Twitter. Use #PlymBrain and #WearAHatDay on all tweets!

Event photography and video
Please be aware that some of the University of Plymouth's public events may be attended by University photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If for whatever reason, you or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed, please make yourself known to staff working at the event on arrival or to the photographer.