Specsavers Manchester launch search for Spectacle Wearer of the Year

Specsavers are inviting proud Manchester glasses wearers to enter this year’s national selfie competition ‘Spectacle Wearer of the Year’ for a chance to win £10,000 and raise funds for Kidscape

Singer, dancer, MasterChef champion and former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt proved she’s got specs appeal by posing in a series of stunning shots oozing old-fashioned movie star glamour to encourage Manchester specs wearers to pucker up and enter Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2016.

Proud specs wearers from across the UK can enter Specsavers’ annual specs selfie competition and be in with a chance of attending the star-studded final in London and lifting the overall crown The winner also gets £10,000 in cash and an all-expenses trip to global fashion capital, New York.

Specsavers stores across the Manchester region are participating – including stores in Manchester Arndale, Manchester Fort, Fallowfield, Harpurhey, Swinton, Eccles, Stretford and Salford.

Now in its 21st year, the competition raises valuable funds for anti-bullying charity Kidscape.

Kimberly, 34, says: “My taste in glasses is inspired by my idols Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot who carried off that sexy cat’s eye style so well.

“I’ve worn glasses since I was teenager, I need them when I’m reading and writing my blogs, so it’s fun to be part of something that celebrates glasses and the people who wear them.

“Now that I’m a mum myself, I better understand how important it is to make children feel good about themselves. Bullying, whatever the reason, mustn’t be tolerated. The fact we’re raising awareness and helping make wearing glasses cool for people of all ages is really important.”

Peter Dodd, store director at Specsavers Manchester Arndale and Manchester Fort stores says: ‘We want men and women of all ages to wear their specs with pride. The Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards offer the perfect opportunity for glasses wearers in Manchesterto showcase their specs style to the whole country.”

The competition has five age categories – 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-59 and over 60s plus a Facebook favourite voted for by the public. A winner from each category will win a VIP makeover and will mingle with celebrities at the awards ceremony in London.

For each entry made, £1 will be donated to the Kidscape, adding to the £300,000 the campaign has raised for the charity over the last six years. The money raised will help to support them in providing training, support and advice for children, parents, schools and those who may be affected by cases of bullying and abuse in the UK.

Enter the competition

To be in with a chance of scooping the biggest accolade in the specs-wearing world, glasses wearers can enter the competition online at www.specsavers.co.uk/loveglassescomp


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