Members of staff from Specsavers in Walsall are rallying to fundraise for a national organisation, The Brain Tumour Charity, and are looking to local residents for donations. 

Store manager, Paul O’Connell, will be running the 13.1 mile-long Solihull Half Marathon on Sunday 2 April to raise awareness and money for the charity, which funds research and offers much-needed support to those affected by brain tumours. 

Life-changing diagnosis

‘One of our colleagues urged us to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity after a close friend received a life-changing diagnosis,’ Paul commented. ‘It’s hard to imagine how difficult it must be to hear such devastating news, so we want to raise as much money as we can to help support those people at such a challenging time.’ 

This is not the first run Paul has taken on for charity, having completed the Great North Run in September to raise funds for the Macular Society. 

Vital research

Store director, Andrew Clarke, says: ‘The Brain Tumour Charity is funding research to increase survival and reduce the effects that brain tumours have on quality of life. It is vital research and every small step can change so many lives. I’d like to encourage our local community to get behind our campaign and give what they can to this invaluable charity.’

To find out more about the work that The Brain Tumour Charity does, visit

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