The team at Specsavers in Kings Heath raised more than £200 for Brain Tumour Research on Wear A Hat Day, Thursday 29 March.

Staff all doffed their caps to the charity, as well as honing their best baking skills, offerin visitors cakes and sweet treats in return for donations on the day, raising £201.

A word from the store director

Store director, Peter Squire, said: ‘We wanted to help to raise awareness that routine eye tests can detect signs of brain tumours. 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 issues that can be both sight and, in some cases, life threatening – including brain tumours.

Wear A Hat Day

Wear A Hat Day has raised more than £1million since it was launched by the charity Brain Tumour Research nine years ago. Funds raised 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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