Every day, 30 people will hear the life changing words ‘you have a brain tumour’. Too many of these people will face the road ahead without the support and information they need. It’s time for this to change.
From 2 to 8 October, we Wear Grey to help show those people they are not alone, to raise the profile of this devastating disease and to raise vital funds to help ensure everyone affected by a brain tumour diagnosis gets the support they need to live their best life possible.
Whether you wear grey for a family member, a friend, for yourself, or to support others, we need you raise the profile of this all too often overlooked disease and tell the world why brain tumours matter. This year we’re asking you to Wear Grey and chalk for change – scroll down to get involved.
Choose grey. Change lives.
We Wear Grey to make sure no one has to face a brain tumour alone. Get your Wear grey merchandise today and show your support for the brain tumour community.
Our shops host a broad range of merchandise from tees to hoodies, beanies to buffs – there’s sure to be something that fits your style so that you can Wear grey your way.
When you buy from our shop, be assured that every penny goes towards making sure people diagnosed with a brain tumour get the support they need to live their best life possible.
Chalk for change
Chalk for change
Help us make brain tumour awareness impossible to ignore by putting it right under people’s noses, or feet! This year we need you to take to the streets and chalk for change! Up and down the UK we want to cover the pavements with the symbol of brain tumour awareness – the grey ribbon.
Getting involved is easy:
- Order your Wear grey campaign pack.
- Find a place to draw your grey ribbon and share it online with your reason for wearing grey – don’t forget the hashtag #WearGrey
- Donate £5 via our JustGiving page
- Pass it on! Pass a stick of chalk onto someone you know and ask them to chalk for change, donate and pass it on
Can you get your chalk for change around every street in your village, or round every member of your family? See how far you can chalk for change!
Top tips for cheerful chalking
- Make sure you’re only chalking on walls that are your own.
- Please avoid chalking on other people’s property without permission.
- Stick with chalk! It makes an impact, but it also washes away.
- If you’re in doubt about whether you’re allowed to chalk, keep your chalking to your own property.
For some chalk inspiration and more information about chalking safely, check out the chalk campaigners at Chalk Riot and Chalk Back. For ideas on how to get your local community involved, check out Northampton’s chalk lightning bolt championship.
Go the extra mile
If you want to go the extra mile for people living with brain tumours, why not host a Wear Grey fundraiser? It’s a great chance to get together and have some fun while raising vital funds for the brain tumour community! Here are a few fundraising superstars to help get you inspired…
Shaun Skinner: Founder and Hero
In 2012 Shaun Skinner came to us with an idea, on 1st October he wanted to turn the world grey to raise awareness around brain tumours. Shaun had been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour in 2007 and was a passionate advocate for the brain tumour community, raising the profile of an invisible illness and the people living with it.
We were devastated when Shaun died in 2017, but we are proud to have been tasked by Shaun to continue Wear Grey. All who knew Shaun now work to grow this event beyond Shaun’s wildest expectations. He has started something incredible that is changing the world for people who are lost, afraid and alone in the face of a brain tumour diagnosis.
We Wear grey as a tribute to Shaun, and everyone whose lives have been lost or affected by a brain tumour.