The team at Specsavers in Ayr raised more than £185 for Brain Tumour Research by holding a series of delicious fundraisers.

Staff cook up a storm

Members of staff took it in turns to make and buy tasty treats which the team were able to enjoy in exchange for a donation.

Themes included a homemade soup day and toastie day and the week was topped off with cake day.

Ayr joined stores nationwide to officially sponsor the charity for the first time and help raise awareness that routine eye tests can detect signs of brain tumours.

Keeping an eye on your health

Linda Fulton, store director at Specsavers in Ayr, said: ‘Our superb team made some fantastic dishes to help raise awareness and funds for Brain Tumour Research.

‘Many people are unaware that eye tests are not only critical for your eyes, but your wider health too. A routine test allows opticians to detect serious issues that can be both sight and, in some cases, life threatening – including brain tumours.

‘We use sophisticated technology to help alert us to more serious health issues. This includes digital retinal photography, which takes a detailed image of the back of the eye – the only part of the body where the circulation of blood can be directly observed. Images can be compared on future visits to keep a watchful eye on a patient’s health.’

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