Girls Aloud singer and West End actress Kimberley Walsh is calling all glasses wearers in Driffield to snap a selfie in their specs to be in with a last chance of winning a £10,000 jackpot and a dream holiday.
Kimberley has teamed up with Specsavers in Driffield and anti-bullying charity Kidscape to champion the annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition. She is seeking a special specs-wearer with Something Kinda Oooh, and with only three weeks to go, competition is fierce.
This year’s overall winner will be presented with £10,000 in cash and a dream holiday to the Bahamas at a star-studded event hosted by Gok Wan later this year.
Deryck Watts, store director at Specsavers in Driffield, says: ‘We know how much people in Driffield love their glasses and we’re out to find the person who loves them the most! There are five different age categories so there’s something for everyone.’
Kimberley says: ‘It’s been brilliant to see so many entries so far from Driffield. It’s obviously a place where people love their glasses but there must be more people out there and I really want to see them!
‘We’ve raised more than £7,000 this year so far for Kidscape but it’s great that there’s still time. This year the competition is all about wearing your glasses with pride.’
Kimberley is the face of Specsavers’ Love Glasses campaign and the associated Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition, which sees £1 donated by Specsavers to Kidscape for every entry.
There are four age categories – 16-24; 25-39; 40-59 and 60+ - as well as a Facebook favourite voted for by the public. A winner from each category will win a VIP makeover and will attend the celebrity-studded grand final in London at 8 Northumberland Avenue on 7 October.
To be in with a chance of scooping the biggest accolade in the specs-wearing world, specs wearers can enter the competition online, www.specsavers.co.uk/loveglasses, via Facebook, www.facebook.com/specsavers, or at their nearest Specsavers store.
The ultimate Spectacle Wearer of the Year winner will receive £10,000, plus a week’s holiday for two in the Bahamas courtesy of the Grand Lucayan Beach & Golf Resort and a wardrobe of specs to suit every style.