Hat Day is Australian Rotary Health’s national fundraising and awareness day for mental health research, celebrated each year on World Mental Health Day ‐ Friday October 9, 2015. Since the inaugural Hat Day in 2011, Hat Day has claimed two Guinness World Records (most people wearing paper hats & most people wearing red hats).
The joint District Hat Day Committee (D9500 & D9520) is seeking your help to ensure the badge day collection in the city on Friday 9th October will be a success for Australian Rotary Health.
120 people will be needed to receive donations on the day. In 20 places around the city centre and Victoria Square, excluding Rundle Mall, we need 2 people at each spot in 3 different time slots: 8am-10am, 10am-12noon and 12noon–2pm.

If you would like to be involved and can give 2 hours of your time please book a space using the following link –
100% of the money raised during this year's Hat Day campaign goes directly to research helping the one in five Australians affected by depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and many other illnesses.
If you know someone with a mental illness, and that includes anxiety, depression, eating disorders, dementia, schizophrenia and many more, you’ll know how important it is for Australia to shine a light on mental illness.
Incredibly, 1 in 5 Aussies are affected by a mental illness every year, but it’s not something we tend to talk about.
By being ‘Head’ of Hat Day in your organisation, you’ll be making a real difference by helping raise funds for important research into finding cures and treatments for someone who might be close to you, or closer than you think.
This is an opportunity for us to seek donations from the general public and raise awareness for one of Rotary’s major multi District projects where the funds remain within Australia.
If you or your club would like more information please contact: Barbara Wheatcroft (PDG) Mob: 0413 511 243