Hats off to Exmouth Specsavers staff raising £200 for Brain Tumour Research charity

PUBLISHED: 15:20 20 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:20 20 April 2018

Exmouth Specsavers staff have doffed their caps to customers who helped them raise hundreds of pounds in aid of Brain Tumour Research during the charity’s Wear A Hat Day on March 29.

Exmouth Specsavers staff have doffed their caps to customers who helped them raise hundreds of pounds in aid of Brain Tumour Research during the charity’s Wear A Hat Day on March 29.

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Staff at the Exmouth branch of Specsavers wore hats and raised more than £200 for the Brain Tumour Research charity.

The Exeter Road Specsavers staff, who took part in the charity’s wear a hat day, said the fundraising event had ‘particular significance’, because one of their team had died from the disease.

Ria Heskins, store director at Exmouth, said: “Myself and ophthalmic manager Kim spent many an hour baking for our store cake sale and we are delighted that sales from this, and from donations for repairing glasses, means we have managed to raise over £200; this has been a fun way to raise awareness of a very serious issue.

She added: “We would like to thank everyone who bought a cake and donated to support this cause.

“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.”

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