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Gibraltar runners put their hats on for brain tumour research

Gibraltar runners put their hats on for brain tumour research
  • Members of the Carpe Diem Running Club got up early to take part in Where A Hat Day

A Gibraltar running club is celebrating after raising £242 for the UK-based charity Brain Tumour Research last weekend.

Dozens of runners raised awareness and funds by donning colourful hats during a five-kilometre club race. The club then held a raffle with one lucky runner winning a breakfast for two at Corks Restaurant.

A spokesperson for Carpe Diem Running Club, the biggest running club in Gibraltar, said: “Our members really pushed the boat out for the event this year - we saw some great hats including a swimming cap, a Fez and a cowboy hat.

“We looked ridiculous at 6.15am in the morning running along the streets, but it’s all for a good cause and we raised a decent amount for a worthy charity.”

Wear a Hat Day is one of the UK’s biggest and best loved brain tumour research awareness and fundraising days. Since it began in 2010 the event has raised millions to help find a cure for brain tumours.