Specsavers stores in Greater Manchester have launched the annual search for the nation’s Spectacle Wearer of the Year.
TV’s favourite dance diva Oti Mabuse is the celebrity ambassador for this year’s competition – with a £10,000 cash prize up for grabs for the competition winner.
For every entry accepted, Specsavers will donate £1 to children’s anti-bullying charity Kidscape. Spectacle Wearer of the Year has raised more than half a million pounds for Kidscape over the past ten years.
The money raised helps support the charity in providing practical support to children and families affected by bullying.
Oti – who swaps her specs for contact lenses when she hits the dancefloor – says: ‘I’ve been wearing my glasses since I was 10 and I wear them all the time. I can’t live without them.’
‘I’ve got about 20 glasses and I love changing them to go with different outfits. There’s so many styles to choose from, specs a great way for people to express themselves through fashion.
‘I feel more confident when I put my specs on. I wouldn’t be Oti without them.’
Seven finalists, plus a social media favourite voted for by the public, will attend a celebrity-packed awards ceremony in London, with one overall winner scooping the top award and cash prize.
Specsavers stores in Greater Manchester include Manchester Arndale, Manchester Fort, Swinton, Fallowfield, Wythenshawe, Salford, Stretford, Rochdale, Oldham, Royton, Openshaw, Harpurhey, Sale, Altrincham, Urmston and Eccles.