National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

01 April 2015

Young farmers swapped their usual flat caps for eye-catching headwear, joining thousands of others across the UK taking part in Wear A Hat Day.

Buckingham Young Farmers got into the charity spirit by donning a dazzling display of hats including sombreros, a festive crown, baseball caps, Egyptian pharaoh-style, cowboy, and a Bajan hat made from dried leaves.

Their meeting on Wednesday 25th March took place at Padbury Hill Farm, near Buckingham, the home of Sue Farrington Smith, Chief Executive of the charity Brain Tumour Research, and her husband Justin.

They tipped their hats to the work of the charity by taking part in a group photocall for Wear A Hat Day, which takes place at the end of March each year, and is the UK’s premier brain tumour awareness event, raising money to improve the lives of patients and help find a cure.

Curtis Rogers, of Furzenfield Farm, Nash, said: “We had a good turnout with 21 members who enjoyed an introduction to archery with Bob Spademan and a mini competition. It is great to be able to support such a good cause and have some fun at the same time.”

The archery event was won by William Gulliver and Charlie Hazlewood was runner up. The young farmers made Wear A Hat Day donations totalling nearly £80. Among those present were branch chairman Edward Selby Lowndes, programme secretary Robbie Tofield and secretary Katy Chandler Wesley.

Wear A Hat Day is the culmination of national Brain Tumour Awareness Month with people from businesses, schools, universities, shops and offices, donning beanies and boaters, top hats and trilbies, fascinators and fedoras, and making donations to Brain Tumour Research which funds a pioneering network of research Centres of Excellence across the UK.

Sue Farrington Smith said: “It was a great pleasure to be able to host this event and we are extremely grateful to Buckingham Young Farmers for their enthusiasm for our cause."


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