Hats out for Brain Tumour Research

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The fourth annual ‘Hatwalk’ will take place later this month to raise money for Brain Tumour Research.

The event, which takes place at the Everglades Hotel on March 11, will showcase the best of Irish millinery.

Eleven milliners will showcase their latest collections while raising money for the vital brain tumour charity.

The winner of the Hatwalk Irish Millinery Design Award will also be crowned on the night, making it a must attend event for all north sest fashionista’s.

Hatwalk 2016 will be compèred by TV presenter Noel Cunningham,

The TV3 & IrelandAM regular will be introducing a fantastic line up of established and up and coming talent.

Milliners who will be showcasing their latest collections on the catwalk include John Paul Doherty from Derry and Audrey Doherty from Donegal.

The event is being held during brain tumour awareness month and in the run up to the Brain Tumour Research annual ‘wear a hat day’.

This aims to raise awareness about the prevalence brain tumours and the need for crucial research.

Brain Tumour Research receives less than one per cent of the national cancer research spend in the United Kingdom, yet brain tumours kill more children and people under the age of 40 than any other cancer.

Sue Farrington-Smith, Director of Brain Tumour Research, said:  “‘Wear a Hat Day’ is a fun way of increasing awareness and getting people raising money for an often overlooked form of cancer and we are delighted that Hatwalk is supporting Brain Tumour Research.”

Charity patron Philip Treacy, a celebrity milliner who creates signature headpieces for clients such as Lady Gaga and Sarah Jessica Parker, has donated one of his fantastic hats to Hatwalk to be raffled during the show.

Tickets, priced at £10, are now on sale from www.hatwalk.info and John Paul Couture, Great James Street.