The team at Specsavers Thornbury have raised £350 for Brain Tumour Support by hosting a cake sale.
Swapping their specs for aprons, staff invited customers to sample their sweet treats in return for a donation. Fundraising efforts are planned to continue into 2016, with store manager Kevin Coles cycling from London to Paris in May in aid of the charity.
The decision to back Brain Tumour Support followed customer Jason Carroll’s brain tumour diagnosis in 2014, which was picked up after a routine eye examination in the store.
‘We’re so pleased to have raised more than £350 for Brain Tumour Support,’ said Khairul Rahman, store director. ‘All the money generously donated by our customers will help the charity continue to provide specialist care to those affected by brain tumours.
‘As our fundraising coincided with National Eye Health Week, it was also a good opportunity for us to remind customers of the importance of regular eye exams,’ continued Khairul. ‘Even if you’re not experiencing any abnormal symptoms, in some cases a sight test can uncover unexpected conditions, so we recommend people get their eyes checked at least every two years.’
Brain Tumour Support provides support to patients, families and carers who are dealing with the day-to-day impact of a brain tumour diagnosis. Working across the south west and the midlands, the charity offers specialist services to those affected by brain tumours.