Bandanas for Brain Tumours tea party at Battle

Bandanas for Brain Tumours fundraising event at Battle Guide Hut. SUS-170403-090326001
Bandanas for Brain Tumours fundraising event at Battle Guide Hut. SUS-170403-090326001

A Bandanas for Brain Tumours tea party, held at Battle Guide Hut on Friday (March 3), has been hailed a huge success.

The event was organised by the Latter family.

Bandanas for Brain Tumours fundraising event at Battle Guide Hut. SUS-170403-090439001

Bandanas for Brain Tumours fundraising event at Battle Guide Hut. SUS-170403-090439001

Grace Latter, 23, was diagnosed with a pilocytic astrocytoma in early 2014 in her third year of university.

Grace’s mum Deborah has been a Guider for 22 years and the 1st Battle Rainbows, 5th Battle Brownies and 1st Battle Guides all decorated bandanas to wear on the day.

Deborah told the Observer: “So many people came, the tombola was a huge success and we had heaps of cakes!

“Two of my gorgeous friends, Kirsty Millington and Louise Hobbs from Hughie’s Cafe on Bexhill seafront took over serving refreshments and cakes.

Bandanas for Brain Tumours fundraising event at Battle Guide Hut. SUS-170403-090424001

Bandanas for Brain Tumours fundraising event at Battle Guide Hut. SUS-170403-090424001

“Guiders Eleanor Pickton and Ros Bonninga looked after the tombola. Everyone loved decorating bandanas and taking selfies.”

The group was visited by Abi Hames, a representative from the Brain Tumour Charity.

Grace, who inspired the event, was also there on the day and was presented with a decorated bandana by thoughtful Brownie Ruby.

Deborah added: “We all felt enormous love on the day. Team Latter is massively grateful for the turnout and to have raised a huge £275.61.”

Bandanas for Brain Tumours fundraising event at Battle Guide Hut. SUS-170403-090454001

Bandanas for Brain Tumours fundraising event at Battle Guide Hut. SUS-170403-090454001

Bandanas for Brain Tumours fundraising event at Battle Guide Hut. SUS-170403-090411001

Bandanas for Brain Tumours fundraising event at Battle Guide Hut. SUS-170403-090411001

Bandanas for Brain Tumours fundraising event at Battle Guide Hut. SUS-170403-090356001

Bandanas for Brain Tumours fundraising event at Battle Guide Hut. SUS-170403-090356001

Bandanas for Brain Tumours fundraising event at Battle Guide Hut. SUS-170403-090342001

Bandanas for Brain Tumours fundraising event at Battle Guide Hut. SUS-170403-090342001

Ruby presents Grace Latter with the bandana she decorated for her.

Ruby presents Grace Latter with the bandana she decorated for her.