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Flat Cap Brew

Wetherby Racecourse are delighted to announce their Flat Cap Course Walk & Brew taking place on Wednesday 29th March at 2.00pm.

March is Brain Tumour Awareness month, and the Flat Cap Course Walk & Brew comes just two days prior to Wetherby’s annual Wear a Hat Raceday on Friday 31st March.

Flat Cap Brews, are an initiative of Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity (YBTC), aiming to get people to come together across the County to raise awareness.

The Team at Wetherby Racecourse want as many people as possible to come along and walk the course with them on 29th March and stay for a warm cuppa and a chat afterwards in the coffee shop.  There is no fee to attend and walk the course,  but we will be taking donations for YBTC on the day.

Michelle Campbell, General Manager at Wetherby Racecourse said “It would be great to get as many people as possible out on the course, ideally in their flat caps, to raise awareness for the great work that YBTC do.  We are going out whatever the weather, and will have a few of our team and hopefully some racing personalities along to answer any questions people have about the track and the fences as we go.  Walking the Course, is something that is generally reserved for racings participants only, so we hope that people will think it something slightly unique and interesting to do, whether they follow racing or not”.   

Members of the Racecourse Team who are not joining the walk will be getting the coffee shop ready to serve refreshments to those that want to stay afterwards to warm up and have a chat, and YBTC Team members will also be available afterwards to chat to everyone about the work they do.

If you are interested in attending then please contact the Racecourse on 01937 582035 or email them at  or visit this link for MORE INFORMATION.

Wetherby Racecourse are a long-standing supporter of Brain Tumour Awareness Month and hold their annual ‘Wear a Hat Raceday’ on Friday 31st March, when they encourage racegoers to wear hats, the sillier the better, to raise awareness and for fun, giving spot prizes out to hats they particularly like.  A charity raffle takes place on the day run by volunteers from YBTC and Brain Tumour Research with all proceeds going to both charities, and this year YBTC have a private area at the Racecourse to allow their support team to chat to anyone here on the day who is or has been affected by a brain tumour diagnosis.

YBTC offer support to patients and their loved ones through the devastation a primary brain tumour diagnosis can bring, making sure they have someone to turn to at any stage of their journey, while funding innovative research across Yorkshire to find better treatments and ultimately a cure.  Every week 15 people in Yorkshire are diagnosed with a primary brain tumour diagnosis, and brain tumours are now the biggest cancer killer of people aged 40 and under in the UK.