The Specsavers team at Ferryquay Street joined staff from seven Specsavers stores across Northern Ireland raising almost £1000 for the charity, Brain Tumour Research.

Store director Sean McCauley said: ‘Wear a Hat Day’ on 29 March was a brilliant day for staff, local customers and shoppers which generated vital charity funds and raised awareness that routine eye tests can detect signs of brain tumours.'

A big thank-you to customers

‘Our team provided eats, treats and refreshments for anyone calling into the store in return for a cash donation to Brain Tumour Research. I’m delighted that the people of Derry~Londonderry were very generous, and our store raised over £70. Thanks to everyone who supported us.’

Importance of regular eye tests

‘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.’

Initiative has raised over £1 million

Since Wear a Hat Day was launched by the charity nine years ago, the initiative has raised over £1 million.

Funds raised on Wear a Hat Day will be used to build a network of experts in world-class, sustainable brain tumour research in centres of excellence across the UK.

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