The team at Specsavers in Wolverhampton went hat mad to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research by taking part in Wear A Hat Day.

Wolverhampton Specsavers 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.

The team donned their favourite hats and ditched their uniforms in return for a £1 to the charity. Over the weekend, the team raised a total of £97.17.

Hardip Bahia, store director at Specsavers Wolverhampton, said: ‘This was a fun way to raise awareness of a very serious issue. As a team, we raised a fantastic amount doing something so simple to help Brain Tumour Research continue with its invaluable research.

‘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.

‘Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, yet just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.’

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.

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