Milliner donates purple hat to help us raise money for The Stroke Association

News: Hat auction - Adrian Philip Howard
Adrian Philip Howard

A hat created exclusively for Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust by a top London milliner will be auctioned to raise money for The Stroke Association.

The purple hat, crafted by Fortnum and Mason’s Inhouse Milliner Adrian Philip Howard will be auctioned at a craft sale on Thursday October 29th – to mark World Stroke Day. The purple was chosen to tie in with the World Stroke Day colours.

The hat will be on display on a stall at a craft sale in the foyer at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup, where people can buy items made by Meadow View ward hospital patients and stroke survivors.

The stall will be open from 10am – 3pm and people can pay £1 to enter, making a bid for the highest amount they would like to pay for it.

They can also bid for the hat at the stall, or via email to Fenelly Dowsett (fenelly.dowsett@oxleas.nhs.uk) ahead of the event, on the day or up to December 18th. 

The draw will be made the following week, just before Christmas.  All proceeds will be donated to The Stroke Association.

Mr Howard said: “I am delighted to support World Stroke Day for Oxleas by making this exclusive hat for auction.”

He is the brother of Fenelly Dowsett, the Meadow View activity co-ordinator, who is working with our Speech and Language Service to host the fund-raiser.

If the winner of the hat needs adjustments to be made, they can visit Adrian at Fortnum and Mason.

Published on 27th October 2015