The Middlesbrough store recently held a Mad Hatter’s tea party to help raise vital funds for Brain Tumour Research.

The tea party took place in conjunction with the annual ‘Wear A Hat Day’ – an awareness day associated with the charity Brain Tumour Research.

Staff wore their silliest hats on the day as well as baking sweet treats for people to purchase and as a result they raised £110 for the deserving charity.

Wear a Hat Day has raised over £1million since it was launched nine years ago. Specsavers in Middlesbrough 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.

A successful fundraiser

Gavin Donnelly, store director at Specsavers Middlesbrough, says: ‘Our Mad Hatter’s tea party for Wear a Hat Day was a great success and it was great to see everyone in their mad hats and taste all the sweet treats they had baked.

We are glad we were able to do our bit to help support the charity. ‘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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