Wacky hat day in Wisbech raises money for brain cancer charity

The team at Specsavers in Wisbech donated to wear a range of weird and wacky hats and also held a ca

The team at Specsavers in Wisbech donated to wear a range of weird and wacky hats and also held a cake sale for customers on 29 March, raising a total of £124.15 for charity. - Credit: Archant

A Wisbech opticians has raised more than £120 for Brain Tumour Research after hosting an in-store event for Wear A Hat Day.

Staff at Specsavers turned up to work dressed in a variety of weird and wonderful hats and hosted a cake sale for hungry customers during a fun

The team raised a total of £124.15, which will be donated to the charity.

Mike Avery, store director at Specsavers Wisbech, said: ‘The team really went all out for Wear A Hat Day this year and we had a great response from the community, who made so many kind donations.

“The money raised will play a big part in helping Brain Tumour Research continue its important work.”

Specsavers Wisbech joined stores nationwide to help raise awareness that routine eye tests can detect signs of brain tumours.

Mike said: ‘Many people are unaware that eye tests are not only critical for your eyes, but your wider health too.

Most Read

“A routine test allows opticians to detect serious issues that can be both sight and, in some cases, life threatening – including brain tumours.

‘We use sophisticated technology to help alert us to more serious health issues. This includes digital retinal photography, which takes a detailed image of the back of the eye – the only part of the body where the circulation of blood can be directly observed.

“Images can be compared on future visits to keep a watchful eye on a patient’s health.”

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter