Worshipful Company of Feltmakers launches charity partnership

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We are proud to launch a three-year fundraising partnership with a prestigious London Livery Company. 

Members of the Worshipful Company of Feltmakers have chosen to support Brain Tumour Research and hope to raise a significant sum to support our vital work in raising awareness of brain tumours, campaigning to increase the national investment in research to bring hope to patients and their families, and fund discovery science at our world-leading Brain Tumour Research Centres of Excellence. 

Simon Wilkinson, who recently took up the prestigious role of Master Feltmaker, said: “I am delighted that we are able to support the vital work of this important charity which is the leading voice of the brain tumour community. One in three people know someone affected by a brain tumour and our members are working on creative ways in which we can raise funds. 

“The Feltmakers Company is a thriving and relevant influencer of the modern trade and business of millinery across the UK and internationally so it is particularly fitting that we can support Brain Tumour Research, a charity which has become synonymous with the hat, and are very excited in particular to support Wear A Hat Day which takes place in March every year, at the end of Brain Tumour Awareness Month.” 

Our Chief Executive, Dan Knowles, who is pictured with Simon and our co-founder and now Trustee, Sue Farrington Smith MBE, at a reception at our head office to launch the partnership, said: “We are extremely honoured to be the Company’s charity of choice for the next three years and I’m excited to see what we can achieve together. Brain Tumour Research has a long and successful track record of working with milliners and having the support of the Feltmakers will be an amazing boost for the charity.” 

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