Get you hat on!

09th March 2023

Wetherby Racecourse announce their annual ‘Wear A Hat Day’ for

National Brain Tumour Awareness Month in March.

Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity are delighted to be one of the chosen beneficiaries again in 2023.

On Friday 31st March race attendees are encouraged to wear a hat to the races, whether that’s a traditional Yorkshire Flat Cap, a fedora, top hat, beanie, or sombrero the wackier the better. Spectators can even make their own Easter Bonnet or a party hat to celebrate YBTC’s 20th birthday!

It will be an exciting afternoon of jump racing actions featuring a 7 race card, along with spot prizes including £5 refreshment vouchers, Ticket vouchers, Tote bet Vouchers and also some bottles of Fizz for hats we are particularly enamoured with!

YBTC volunteers will be selling raffle tickets, to win fantastic prizes to raise funds for the charities. Last year the event raised an amazing £1,180.00 for YBTC.

This year all money raised will be split between two fantastic Brain Tumour charities, Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity and Brain Tumour Research.

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.”

Wetherby Racecourse has been a long-time supporter of Will’s Way, a charity fund founded in 2017 to support paediatric and adult patients, which merged with YBTC in August 2020.

Lisa Barker, founder of Will’s Way, said: “Will’s Way had been involved with the Wetherby race days for many years and hoped this would continue after we merged with YBTC in 2020. Of course, in 2021 the pandemic scuppered those plans but we are delighted that YBTC was part of the event for 2022, and again in 2023.”

Jen Aspinall, Regional Fundraiser at YBTC said: “It has been an honour to continue the partnership that Wills Way founded and meet Michelle to discuss how we can work together in the future. We appreciate the amount of great work Wetherby Racecourse do 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 in funding research and providing practical, emotional and financial support to anyone affected by a brain tumour diagnosis in our region.”

“I am really excited to see how we could work together again in the future. I can definitely back my colleague Jen on what a fabulous day we had with at Wetherby Races, and how well we were looked after, by all the staff. Thank you so much for that. I am so looking forward to our next venture together at Wear A Hat Day 2023”. Jo Page, Development Officer, Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity

If you would like to volunteer for YBTC at Wear A Hat Day please email or contact her on 07947 597046.

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YBTC Volunteer Team, Wear a Hat Day March 2022