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A Suburban Turban hat fit for the Palace!

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 14:27:00 Europe/London

doctor with her husband receiving MBE at Buckingham Palace

We couldn't be more thrilled to see the photos of the amazing and inspirational Dr Kate Granger receiving her MBE last Friday at Buckingham Palace, looking STUNNING in a Suburban Turban headwear solution!

Kate founded the enormously successful #hellomynameis social media campaign two years ago, with the support her husband Chris Pointon, with the simple and wonderful vision of using social media to remind, encourage and inspire healthcare staff to make a point of introducing themselves when interacting with patients.

doctor with her husband receiving MBE at Buckingham Palace

In Kate's own words, and based on her own experiences as a patient and doctor: 'I firmly believe a friendly introduction is about far more than just common courtesy but rather human connections, therapeutic relationships and building trust with patients" (read more of Kate's inspirational story and mission at her website). The rest is awareness and fundraising history, and led to the Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards. For her hugely well deserved 'Big Day' and honour from Her Majesty, Kate gave Nicky and the Suburban Turban team the honour of helping her find the perfect hat to do justice to her fantastic achievement and very gorgeous dress!

woman wearing smart blue hat and dress

After much discussions back and forth between Kate and Nicky, the perfect solution came in the form of Suburban Turban's ingenious 'under turban', which allows any wearer experiencing a period of hair loss (due to chemotherapy or alopecia) to wear the hat of their choice, 'perched' on top of this specially designed turban. Kate looked gorgeous - she had so many compliments on the day, and they kept coming via her Twitter feed, too! - as these pictures show. Nicky and the whole Suburban Turban team couldn't be more delighted! CONGRATULATIONS to Kate from us all, and look out for a guest blog post from Kate herself, coming soon! ...

Visit Kate's website at The Other Side & The Bright Side. She is also on Twitter at @GrangerKate.

For more details on the Suburban Turban 'under turban' worn by Kate, and how it works and to order, here at our main website.

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Do I have to pay VAT?

If you are experiencing hair loss you may not have to pay the VAT on some of our products. Headwear we have designed and manufactured specifically for hair loss wear is exempted. ‘Standard’ items of headwear such as scarves, brooches, some winter/summer hats by other designers, skincare are not eligible. They have not been ‘adapted’ for special wear. The ‘status’ of items will be displayed in your basket, before ordering, once a short health declaration is completed.

During checkout you will be asked to confirm that you will be using our products for your own personal medical purposes.

It is a legal requirement stipulated by HRMC that Suburban Turban Ltd can justify our customers’ VAT exemption status. Please be aware that these details maybe verified at a later date.