Thank you for your interest in supporting Hydrocephalus Awareness Week

Your support will help to spread awareness of hydrocephalus, but just as importantly, help to raise money so we can keep on supporting and improving the lives of those affected.

How to get involved:

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Hats On for Hydrocephalus 

You can support Shine this year by holding a Hats On for Hydrocephalus event on (or around) the 8th March 2024.

It’s as easy as 1,2,3!

  1. Pick a day and wear your favourite headgear. You can get your school, work colleagues, friends and family involved too!
  2. Choose a suggested amount and ask each person for a donation. Simply set up a JustGiving page to collect your donations online. Set up your JustGiving page here or get in touch for advice.
  3. Or, donate your funds to Shine by donating online here. Other ways of donating can be found here

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Get active!

You could complete 10,000 steps a day, a certain distance during the week or complete 10 minutes of movement every day! Whatever your fitness and ability, come up with your own active challenge to support Shine during Hydrocephalus Awareness Week.

Whatever you choose to do, our friendly fundraising team are ready to help you, get in touch and let us know your plans.

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Be creative!

If you have a bit more time to spare, get creative this Hydrocephalus Awareness Week. Whether you knit hats and sell them to friends for a suggested donation, or challenge yourself to crochet seven hats during the week, the choice is yours. We would love to see what you create!

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Why we need your support

"Shine have helped us by providing literature, support to nursery, and introducing us to other families."

A few months after Charlie's surgery, his family started to look for help. Through the Child Brain Injury Trust, they were referred to Shine and were able to meet other families like theirs. It can be very isolating to be in a situation others struggle to understand, but through Little Stars coffee mornings, the family were able to meet others who really understood. 

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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’


If you need any help or support in carrying out your fundraising, we’d love to hear from you!

Get in touch with our friendly fundraising team here.

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