Hessle Specsavers team strike a pose in their specs

27 May, 2016
The team in Hessle are encouraging customers to submit their pics of them in specs

Former Pussycat Doll, dancer, singer, Masterchef champion and mum Kimberly Wyatt is on the prowl for stunning specs wearers in Hessle, as she issues a final call for entries for the Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards.

To help encourage those last minute entries, the team in Hessle are also getting on board and donned their specs for a pic to show how good you can look. By simply sharing a selfie by Sunday 3 July, glasses wearers in East Yorkshire and Humberside could be in with a chance of winning a trip to New York and £10,000.

Now in its 21st year, the competition raises valuable funds for anti-bullying charity Kidscape, which has totalled £300,000 to date.  

Kimberly, 34, says: ‘We’ve seen some fabulous entries so far. The great thing about this competition is no matter what your age or personal style, it’s all about rocking your specs with pride.’

‘I’ve worn glasses for years and it’s fun to be part of something that celebrates specs and the people who wear them. Plus it really is for a good cause, with Specsavers donating £1 to Kidscape for every eligible entry.’

Kay Weaver, store director at Specsavers in Hessle, says: ‘This is the last chance for people in Hessle 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 will mingle with celebrities at a central London awards ceremony 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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