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Greenhalgh’s Bakery unveils kooky cookie in support of Wear A Hat Day 2019

Greenhalgh’s kooky cookie

Everyone’s favourite canine character is helping a craft bakery chain to raise dough towards a brain tumour cure.

To mark Brain Tumour Awareness month in March, Greenhalgh’s Bakery is supporting the Brain Tumour Research charity with a special edition Scooby Doo biscuit. Inspired by the charity’s signature colours, the biscuit showcases Scooby Doo in a fabulous pink and yellow collar.

The long-established family bakery will donate a portion of the proceeds from every biscuit sold and they will be available to buy during the last two weeks of March. The Scooby snacks can be found in every Greenhalgh store including Highgate in Kendal.

Staff at Greenhalgh’s will also join in the UK’s premier brain tumour awareness event Wear A Hat Day on Friday 29 March. The national event sees hundreds of schools, workplaces, and individuals don their hat of choice and hold a whole host of hat-themed fundraising events in support of Brain Tumour Research.

Sandra Ogden, Retail Sales & Marketing Director, said: “We are passionate about supporting Brain Tumour Research, all of our retail shops and office staff are getting behind wearing a hat for a day, and a selection of Scooby Gingerbread Pink & Yellow Biscuits are going on sale in our shops. Greenhalgh’s will be making a donation for every biscuit sold, and are very happy to assist the charity in the wonderful work they do throughout the year. Every penny counts towards helping fund the future for Brain Tumour Research”.

Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age. What’s more, they kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer yet, historically just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease, and Brain Tumour Research is proud to be changing this.

Andrea Pankiw, community fundraising manager for Brain Tumour Research in the North West, said: “We’re delighted to have Greenhalgh’s support for Wear A Hat Day and look forward to sampling the Scooby snacks ourselves. It just goes to show how much fun you can have while supporting the cause: whether it’s buying a box of biscuits from Greenhalgh’s to share at your workplace, or hosting your own hatty event, every person that joins in will be helping to make a difference.

“Wear a Hat Day has raised over a million pounds since Brain Tumour Research was launched 10 years ago. Funds raised will develop the charity’s network of world-class brain tumour research centres in the UK where scientists are focused on improving outcomes for patients and, ultimately, finding a cure.”

To get involved, or donate, please visit:

Or text HAT to 70660 to donate £5*


* Texts cost £5 plus network charge. Brain Tumour Research receives 100% of your donation. Obtain the bill payer’s permission. Call 01908 867200 with any queries.

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