Specsavers in Havant donned wacky headgear and hosted a bake sale for Wear A Hat Day to help raise vital funds for Brain Tumour Research.

Staff brought in a range of treats for customers to purchase during the event at the store on 29 March, as well as dressing up on the day to raise further funds for the good cause.

A big thank you

The event was particularly personal for two members of the Specsavers Havant team. Lorraine Martingale, receptionist at the nearby Specsavers audiology store in Havant, lost her sister to a brain tumour, while Karen Jarrold, store manager at Specsavers Havant, had surgery to remove a brain tumour after being diagnosed in 2008.

Karen has since been diagnosed with two further benign brain tumours and continues to be monitored closely by doctors to this day. She says: ‘Brain Tumour Research is a cause that we are very close to at the store, and we support any activity to help the charity continue its research into helping prevent this devastating disease. We would like to say a big thanks to everyone who contributed and supported us on the day.’

World class support

Specsavers Havant joined other Specsavers stores across the UK in officially sponsoring Wear A Hat Day for the first time last month. The national event has raised more than £1million since it was launched by Brain Tumour Research nine years ago.

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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