Along with friends, family and colleagues I recently took part in Wear A Hat Day 2017, fundraising for Brain Tumour Research. The level of interest and generosity has been overwhelming, and I have started a separate fundraising page on the blog to share some pictures from the events. I hope this is just the start of many great things I will be involved in to support the work of an important charity. I won't attempt to explain why this is so important when Brain Tumour Research do this best (you can read more here, and please do). Show your support and help to raise awareness on social media by using the hashtag #FundTheFight.
THANK YOU to everyone for donating so generously. If there was a bell to ring, I would ring it! For those wondering what this means (sorry, it's a radiotherapy in-joke!) at The Christie, there is a bell attached to a wall in the middle of several radiotherapy treatment suites. At the end of the course of radiotherapy (and often marking the end of treatment altogether) patients ring the bell and staff, along with other patients in the vicinity clap. It is a lovely thing to see, hear and do. I'm not sure if other Cancer Treatment Centres also have this? Maybe some of you will know.
I look pretty happy here!!