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Last chance to share a spec-tacular selfie

Added on: 6th June, 2018 by Isobel_35672

Last chance to share a spec-tacular selfie

Claire Richards is backing Barnsley Specsavers' campaign to find the Spectacle Wearer of the Year

Last Updated:
Fri, 24 August 2018

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This is the last chance for Barnsley’s most striking specs wearers to show off their style and be in with a chance of winning £10,000 cash.

Steps superstar Claire Richards is encouraging glasses wearers across Barnsley to submit their entries for the Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards before the deadline of Sunday 1 July.

To enter Specsavers’ annual competition, simply wear your glasses with pride and share your best selfie via the Spectacle Wearer of the Year website and you could be mingling with celebrities at the star-studded awards evening in London.

The competition has raised more than half a million pounds for anti-bullying charity Kidscape over the past nine years.

Having picked up the Specs Appeal gong at last year’s awards, pop star Claire, 40, says: ‘I’ve been a glasses wearer for a few years now and I absolutely love it. I love to mix things up and try a geek-chic frame one day and then a sexy cat’s eye the next.

‘Winning the Specs Appeal award last year was incredibly flattering and it was an honour to share a room with so many proud and fabulous glasses wearers. I can’t wait to see all the nominees this year – I’m sure there’s going to be some real corkers!

‘Bullying is an issue that has always been close to my heart so I’m proud to be representing a competition that supports a charity like Kidscape. The work they do to support individuals and families affected by bullying is invaluable.’

Darren Thornton, store director at Specsavers in Barnsley, says: ‘This is the last chance for people in Barnsley to showcase their specs appeal to the whole country. We’re encouraging glasses wearers to upload a selfie at today. It couldn’t be easier.’

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 mingle with celebrities at the awards in London in October.

The money raised from entries will help Kidscape provide training, support and advice for children, parents, schools and those who may be affected by cases of bullying and abuse in the UK.

To be in with a chance of scooping the biggest accolade in the specs-wearing world, glasses wearers can enter the competition online at

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