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Successful charity ‘Wear a Hat Raceday’ returns to Wetherby Racecourse

Wetherby Racecourse has announced that it's popular ‘Wear a Hat Raceday’ will return on Friday 31st March 2023.

Taking place at the close of Brain Tumour Awareness Month, the event will raise funds to be split between two good causes; Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity and Brain Tumour Research.

Race attendees are encouraged to wear their favourite hat to the races in order to raise awareness, as part of the charity Brain Tumour Research’s ‘Wear a Hat’ appeal as well as Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity’s ‘Flat Cap Brew’ campaign.

Attendees will enjoy an exciting afternoon of jump-racing action featuring a 7-race card. There’ll be raffle tickets on sale along with fantastic prizes up for grabs, as well as spot prizes for the best hats.

Last year’s race-goers wore everything from flat caps and fedoras to jester hats and sombreros and helped to raise £2,190 to be split between the chosen charities. The Racecourse hopes that this year’s event will be an even greater success.

Michelle Campbell, General Manager at Wetherby Racecourse said: “We started supporting Brain Tumour Research & ‘Wear a Hat Day’ in 2012 in collaboration with a group of Yorkshire-based Milliners that we had previously worked with for Ladies’ Day. 11 years later, we are delighted to continue to support Brain Tumour Awareness Month, and are looking forward to working with volunteers from Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity on 31st March.”

Jen Aspinall, Regional Fundraiser at Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity said: “We appreciate the amount of great work Wetherby Racecourse does for charities in their local community and beyond, and feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with Michelle and her team again this year. Our volunteers are all excited to get involved, to raise awareness and funds to support our vital work funding research and providing practical, emotional and financial support to anyone affected by a brain tumour diagnosis in our region.”


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