Thank you for your interest in supporting Hydrocephalus Awareness Week.

Join other schools, nurseries and colleges across the country and fundraise for Shine during awareness week. We need your support to spread awareness of hydrocephalus, but just as importantly, we need to continue to find ways to raise money so we can keep on supporting and improving the lives of those affected.

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How to get involved

Hats On for Hydrocephalus 

You can support Shine this year by holding a Hats On for Hydrocephalus event.
It’s as easy as 1,2,3! 

  1. Pick a day and ask your students to wear their favourite headwear into school.
  2. Choose a suggested amount and ask each person for a donation. They can bring cash into school or you can set up a JustGiving page to collect your donations online. Set up your JustGiving page here or get in touch for advice. 
  3. If you didn't use JustGiving to collect your donations, after the big day, donate your funds to Shine by donating online, by calling 01733 555988, or by sending a cheque, payable to 'Shine' to Shine, Unit 4, The Forum, Minerva Business Park, Peterborough, PE6 6FT. Make sure you tell us when you make your payment that you held a Hats On for Hydrocephalus Day. 

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Why we need your support

"For the first time I had a better comprehensive knowledge of the condition and immediately felt less anxious and afraid."

James was diagnosed with hydrocephalus at 4 months old and his family have been supported by Shine since. From support understanding the condition at first diagnosis to supporting the family, including James' older sister, to be less fearful of James' future and recognise his potential. Shine has also supported the family with benefits and education support.

James has come a long way over the years and is a confident young boy.

"Shines help and advice throughout James life has been invaluable and I cannot say enough fantastic things about the charity and everyone I have encountered from it".

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We’d love to see what you are doing for Hydrocephalus Awareness Week.  

Share your photos on social media and tag @ShineUKCharity, using #HatsOnForHydrocephalus

 Don’t forget to nominate your friends and family to get involved by sharing this message: 
‘I’m supporting @ShineUKCharity by taking part in #HatsOnForHydrocephalus to raise awareness and donate vital funds to provide specialist advice and support to those affected by #hydrocephalus. I nominate (choose your friends and family) to take part and donate to Shine at’


Need help?

If you need any help organising a stress free ‘Hats On for Hydrocephalus’ event we are here to help. Get in touch with our friendly fundraising team here.


Thank you for supporting Shine, please ensure that you adhere to current Government guidelines at the time of your fundraising to minimise risk to health. Up to date information can be found here.

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