Wacky hat day in Wisbech raises money for brain cancer charity
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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.”