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.”


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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.

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“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.”

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