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Article 16th May 2024 Epsom Downs

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Brain Tumour Research, The Jockey Club and The British Hat Guild have collaborated for the third year in a row to craft an exclusive collection of 15 haute couture pieces with a Carnival theme.
Created by members of The British Hat Guild, the pieces will include hats by the following British Milliners:
  • Stephen Jones OBE
  • Jane Taylor
  • Victoria Grant
  • Emily London
  • Grainne Maher
  • Awon Golding
  • William Chambers
  • Lisa Tan
  • Vivien Sheriff
  • Sophie Beale
  • Fernanda Lewis
  • Dillon Wallwork
  • Lai Symes
  • Julian Garner
  • Edwina Ibbotson
Stephen Jones, British Hat Guild Chairman and renowned milliner, said: "In the world of millinery, each hat is a canvas for storytelling, a testament to creativity and compassion. Crafting these Carnival-themed masterpieces for Brain Tumour Research is not just about fashion; it's about weaving hope, raising awareness, and making a meaningful difference."
The Carnival Hat Exhibition was launched at QIPCO Guineas Festival, Newmarket Rowley Mile Racecourse on Friday 3 May and will be on display at Newmarket throughout the month concluding at The Betfred Derby Festival, Epsom Downs Racecourse on Friday 31 May – Saturday 1 June. The creations will be auctioned off or may be bought on site to raise vital funds for the charity and will be hosted online at through their fundraising section from 3 May – 10 June.
Hugh Adams, spokesman for Brain Tumour Research said: "We are deeply grateful for our continued partnership with The Jockey Club and The British Hat Guild in marking the 15th anniversary of Brain Tumour Research. The Carnival Hat Exhibition not only celebrates fashion and horseracing but serves as a poignant reminder of the impact of brain tumours, a disease that impacts more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer. This creative initiative not only raises vital funds but also raises awareness, fostering hope and support for those affected. We appreciate The Jockey Club's dedication to making a meaningful difference in the fight against brain tumours."
Amy Starkey, Managing Director at Jockey Club Racecourses, said: "We are delighted to once again collaborate with The British Hat Guild in showcasing this unique collection for the 15th anniversary of Brain Tumour Research. These unique creations, each one a stand-alone masterpiece, beautifully intertwine the world of hats with our shared mission of raising vital funds for brain tumour research. The Jockey Club is honoured to play a role in this creative endeavour that unites fashion, horseracing and the cause that resonates deeply with us all."


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