Clevedon Specsavers staff don hats for tumour research

PUBLISHED: 08:00 13 April 2018

Staff at Specsavers in The Triangle.

Staff at Specsavers in The Triangle.

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Staff at a Clevedon opticians have been wearing silly hats to raise money for Brain Tumour Research.

Specsavers in The Triangle took part in Wear a Hat Day to raise awareness of how routine eye tests can detect signs of brain tumours, which kill more people under 40 than any other cancer.

A total of £68 was raised and will be used to fund the charity’s work to find a cure for brain tumours.

Store manager Emma Perrigo said: “Many people are unaware eye tests are not only critical for your vision, 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.

“This is a fun way to raise awareness of a very serious issue.

“We use sophisticated technology to help alert us to more serious health issues.”

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