A young brain tumour patient from Chorleywood is to be the face of a charity campaign and appear on buses across the country.

Ten-year-old Betsy Griffin will feature on 400 buses and more than 100 digital screens across the United Kingdom until March 4.

Her poster is part of the 'Wear A Hat Day' campaign aiming to raise awareness and generate interest in the Brain Tumour Research charity's key fundraising event, planned for March 28.

Watford Observer: Betsy Griffin at her book signing at Chorleywood BookshopBetsy Griffin at her book signing at Chorleywood Bookshop (Image: Brain Tumour Research)

Betsy was diagnosed with a low-grade optic nerve glioma at age two, and after intensive treatment, including 18 months of chemotherapy, she is now blind.

Her life includes regular scans and lifelong hormone replacements, following debulking surgery in 2021.

Rochelle, Betsy’s mother, said: "It’s been heart-breaking watching everything Betsy’s had to go through, but she never ceases to amaze us with her positive attitude and strength of character.

"Betsy’s Positive Videos, the YouTube channel she persuaded her dad and I to help her set up during the first lockdown in 2020, now has almost 5,000 subscribers.

"(Also) a book she created about positivity, kindness and hope was turned into a modern-day collection of fables, 'Out of the Woods', featuring a foreword by broadcaster Fearne Cotton, and released through HarperCollins Publishers in 2022.

"She’s never let her brain tumour hold her back and we’re really proud of everything she’s achieved so far.

"We think she’s a really inspirational girl and hope her poster inspires others to take part in Wear A Hat Day to help raise vital funds for research into brain tumours."

The objective of the Brain Tumour Research charity is to fund sustainable research and to encourage more investment in new treatments.

Wear A Hat Day, held at the end of Brain Tumour Awareness Month, has so far raised more than £2 million since its launch 15 years ago.

The event encourages donors to wear hats and host hat-themed events to foster research and a cure for brain tumours.

For more information on Wear A Hat Day, visit www.wearahatday.org.