Patron Caprice Bourret models our auction hats for Hello!

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Supermodel, actress, entrepreneur and brain tumour survivor Caprice Bourret has put our Carnival of Colour hat auction firmly in the spotlight with a stunning photoshoot for Hello! magazine.

A Patron and long-time supporter of Brain Tumour Research, Caprice modelled several of the 15 haute couture headpieces at Epsom Racecourse, designed by a host of exceptional British-based milliners to raise money for vital research.

She told Hello!: “I rarely wear hats, but these are exceptionally gorgeous. They’ll look good on everyone.

“To be involved in the exclusive couture collection is a great idea to create awareness of the charity, which I’m so proud to be affiliated with, in a fun and glamourous way.”

The mum of 10-year-old twin boys, Jett and Jax, Caprice became a supporter following her shock meningioma diagnosis, and subsequent successful surgical intervention, in Spring 2017.

She added: “I’ve been a Patron for the past five years. I’ve not only donated a substantial amount of money, but I’ve fought to raise funds and awareness endlessly to find a cure for this horrible, horrible disease. People think brain tumours are rare, but actually, one in three people in the UK knows someone affected.”

The collection of hats, created in collaboration with The British Hat Guild and The Jockey Club to reflect a carnival theme, will be shown at the Betfair Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse (31st May – 1st June). Designed by the likes of Stephen Jones OBE, Awon Golding and Vivien Sheriff, the exclusive one-off pieces are being auctioned online until 10th June.

Caprice, who is wearing Jamboree by Vivien Sheriff (top), Comet by Jane Taylor Hats (middle), and Pretty Polly by Lisa Tan Millinery (bottom) said of her tumour: “I was very fortunate. But working with Brain Tumour Research, I have had relationships with a lot of people that had tumours that were cancerous. It is absolutely devastating. And I will keep on raising awareness, raising funds for this important charity and find a cure so we can save lives.”

The Carnival of Colour hat auction is now live and closes at 12pm on Monday 10th June. Click here to place your bids – good luck!

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