The store felt compelled to take part, having referred a number of customers in its 23-year history that were subsequently diagnosed with brain tumours, the youngest of which was a six-year-old boy.
Neil Foster, store director and optometrist at Specsavers in Kingswood, said: ‘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.
‘The whole team was delighted to get involved in the fundraising and thanks to everyone who kindly donated to the cause.’
Wear A Hat Day has raised over £1million since it was launched by the charity Brain Tumour Research nine years ago.