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.