Adam was 12 when he lost his fight with ‘the beast’, as he called his cancer. When he was diagnosed a year earlier, he had just won a place to Highgate School in London, on the brink of independence and opportunity. Adam was mature beyond his years, and intuitively spiritual. This was never clearer than when he was enduring the year in hospital, and the gruelling treatment regime. He helped friends and family to come to terms with his cancer and its inevitable outcome. Adam would love knowing that friends and supporters of Adam’s Hats are participating in all kinds of events to raise funds for the charity, from running marathons to planning a classical equestrian demonstration in 09. It was his love of sport that led to the charity’s name. Following his diagnosis and through his mother’s American employers, Bright Horizons, he received team caps from all over the world, one arriving every day of his illness. This collection of more than 1000 caps was donated to the children’s ward – every child being treated for cancer wants a cap. This turned into Adam’s Hats, a personal and lasting tribute to Adam!