The First but not the Last


What an incredible day last Saturday was. The sun was shining and hat-lovers came out in force to meet, chat, laugh, buy, sell, drink coffee and generally have a lovely time to raise awareness of Brain Tumour Research. The Parkin Fabrics raffle raised £300.00 and £246 was donated at the BTR stand and Wear A Hat Day is still to happen. So if you didn’t make a donation at HATstock you can do so online HERE or pop down to Hat Works Museum of Hatting where they have lots of lovely pin badges, pens and wristbands.

Thank-you to everyone who made Saturday possible – and there were lots of you!

Partners: Brain Tumour Research

Milliners: Amanda Moon Headwear, Emma Fozard Millinery, Hats by Ellie Langley, Imogen’s Imagination, Jenny Roberts & Marie Halewood of Jenny Roberts Millinery, Kempadoo Millar Headwear, Sue Carter and Marie Thornton of the Millinery Magpies, Pearls & Swine, Pyewacket Millinery, Siobhan Nicholson Millinery, Sue Wood Millinery

Marketplace: Parkin Fabrics

Speakers: Nick Parkin of Parkin Fabrics, The Hat Stand, Bink of Pearls & Swine, Rupert Battersby, Georgina Abbott and Becky Weaver of London Hat Week and Sharon Bainbridge

Catering: B’Spoke Coffee House with Wonderland Cakes

Exhibition Build & De-rig: Intershell Group

Hat Works Museum Team: Ruth in the shop, Gaynor on check-in, Alison and Suzy on short talks, Sue who did taster tours, Janny on live tweeting, Andy on lighting, Pauline in the block room and Amanda and Elaine who gave a helping hand just when it was needed.

AND the Visitors: the people who got dressed up, donned a hat and came along to see what the whole thing was all about – thank-you!

So it may have been the first but we certainly hope it won’t be the last!

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