Global Lingo London love to get involved in walking, baking, more baking, and even running like Wally for charity and, after raising over £1,600 for the National Literacy Trust in 2014, they are looking forward to challenging themselves further and raising even more money in 2015.
The charity choice for this year is The Brain Tumour Charity. They are the UK’s largest dedicated brain tumour charity, and their stated mission is to fight brain tumours on all fronts.
Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40 in the UK. Quite often the signs and symptoms of brain tumours mimic other more common illnesses, like meningitis, and more often than not they are overlooked until it’s too late.
Research offers the only real hope of improvements in the diagnosis, treatment and management of brain tumours. Sadly, figures show that it is seriously underfunded: brain tumour research receives less than 1% (0.7%) of national cancer research spending in the UK. The Brain Tumour Charity funds scientific and clinical research into brain tumours and offers support and information to those affected, all while raising awareness and influencing policy.
Wear a Hat Day
The leading brain tumour awareness event in the UK is set for tomorrow, 27th of March, and will involve plenty of hats! Simply put, people wear a hat that day to show support for The Brain Tumour Research’s aim: to fund brain tumour research in the same way as leukaemia, breast and other cancers.
The event encourages people to share their stories about brain tumour, whether they are personal experiences or are about someone who has been affected by such a tumour. These stories are truly inspirational and the entire event has caught the public attention already.
No-one can prepare you for how devastating it is when a loved one becomes ill and when Jack was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of four, it was devastating for us all. Jack is now an accomplished young man and together we want to help raise awareness of the need for further research into such a distressing form of cancer. My family was lucky but 16,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour every year and there desperately needs to be further funding in place to one day find a cure. My family will certainly be showing their support for Brain Tumour Research and its member charities on Wear a Hat Day and hope to see lots of people doing the same.
Sheila Hancock, Actress and author
Find more such testimonies here.
The Global Lingo London team are happy to be involved in this event, lured at first glance by the chance of wearing fabulous hats during working hours, but being aware nonetheless of the importance of the cause and donating a small amount to their Just Giving page. We invite you to do the same.
Pictures or it never happened!
Since we live in the “selfie” era, we are anxious to see everyone in the London office wearing their magnificent head-wear. So, watch this space for their pictures!
Until then, have a consolation prize with this cutie from a previous edition:
Update March 27th
Find out more about the signature brooches in the header photo here.