The team at Specsavers in Wellington doffed their caps and raised more than £50 for Brain Tumour Research for Wear A Hat Day on Thursday 29 March.

The store joined Specsavers 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.

Charity cakes

As well as donning a variety of hats to work, staff treated customers and passers-by to a charity cake sale. To boost the fundraising total, the team will had collection buckets in store and offered specs MOTs (cleaning and adjustments) in return for charitable donations.

A word from the store director

Store director, Satinder Sidhu, said: ‘Many people are unaware that eye tests are not only critical for your vision, 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.

‘This was a fun way to raise awareness of a very serious issue. As a team we’re delighted to have raised £52 to help Brain Tumour Research continue with its invaluable research.’

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