Staff at the Hexham store recently took part in Wear a Hat Day to help raise vital funds for Brain Tumour Research.

The day is designed to raise funds and awareness, and staff wore their best weird and wonderful hats and also held a raffle throughout the week giving customers the chance to win the cost of their glasses back.

As a result the store raised a total of £124 for the charity.

Wear a Hat Day has raised over £1million since it was launched by the charity Brain Tumour Research nine years ago. It is currently striving to fund a network of seven dedicated research centres with the aim of funding the fight and finding a cure.

Specsavers was keen to participate in the annual day to help raise awareness that routine eye tests can detect signs of brain tumours.

A deserving cause

Julie Hall, store director at Specsavers Hexham, said: ‘We had a really fun day in store wearing our silly hats and our raffle was extremely popular. We would like to thank all our customers who donated and helped us raise money for this deserving cause.'

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.’

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