The team at Specsavers Livingston supported Brain Tumour Research by raising more than £500 in vital funds for the charity during Wear A Hat Day.
Livingston joined stores nationwide to officially sponsor the charity for the first time and help raise awareness that routine eye tests can detect signs of brain tumours.
Staff from the store doffed their hats while holding a ‘dress down’ day as part of an action-packed day of fun activities including a raffle in store, bake sale of homemade sweet treats and the sale of merchandise.
Important routine eye exams
Ted Akil, store director at Specsavers Livingston, 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 event was a fun way to raise awareness of a very serious issue. As a team we were delighted to help raise funds in order to help Brain Tumour Research continue with its invaluable research.
‘We would like to thank all of customers who donated as well as the retailers who donated raffle prizes.’
Wear A Hat Day has raised over £1million since it was launched by the charity 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.