Optometrist Says Big “Thank You” For Donations Of Over £5,000 For Brain Tumour Charity

CATHY Davis, an optometrist from Specsavers Omagh, is saying a huge “thank you” to all who donated to her fundraiser for the British Acoustic Neuroma Association (BANA), raising £5,220.

 Cathy ran the Manchester Marathon in aid of the charity last month, just a year after having surgery to remove an acoustic neuroma, a type of non-cancerous brain tumour, which left her learning how to walk again.

 Speaking of the support she received since talking about her experiences, Cathy said, ‘I have been completely overwhelmed with the response from my story. I have had an influx of well-wishers and so many people have been hugely generous with donations towards my charity of choice, the British Acoustic Neuroma Association.

‘I had originally thought we could raise about £500, but to see that total rise and rise over the weeks has been truly humbling. We held a bake sale at Specsavers Omagh with our team, and our customers and patients were a fantastic support, raising £550 that day alone! Now to be able to hand over a cheque to BANA for £5,220 is just brilliant.

‘I want to say a big “thank you” to everyone who has supported me in the past year, and with this fundraiser. I’m so proud of completing the Manchester Marathon, and to make a donation that will help so many people like me who have to go through treatment for an Acoustic Neuroma in the future.’

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