Two sisters are appealing for schools across Halifax to don Christmas hats to raise awareness about brain cancer.
Stevie Stott and Georgette Smith, of Bradshaw, were left devastated when their dad, Kenneth, was diagnosed with the most aggressive form of a brain tumour back in May,
Kenneth, 59, is currently undergoing treatment for the terminal grade four glioblastoma multiforme and the sisters now want to do what they can to put the spotlight on the disease.
Stevie, 32, said: “We want children to wear a Christmas hat on December 5 to raise awareness about brain cancer. It’s the second most common type of childhood cancer and we want to get people talking about it.
“Research into this type of cancer is ten years behind in comparison to others and we want to raise money to fund further research.
“We’re hoping that more schools - or anybody - will get involved.”
The sisters, along with their siblings Adam, Danielle, Liesma and Louise, have already undertaken a number of fundraising challenges to raise money for The Christie - the oncology unit in Manchester where Kenneth, who lives in Littleborough, is being treated.
Georgette, 28, added: “The more people who are aware, the better. It felt like my heart was breaking when I saw my dad in the hospital bed and for him to even be here six months down the line is amazing, so this a way is to raise awareness and to raise money for The Christie.”
Bradshaw Primary School and The School Shop charity - where Stevie and Georgie are trustees - have already agreed to wear their hats on December 5.
If you would like to help contact email@example.com, or to donate visit the family’s just giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/Danielle-Warcaba.