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Northfield resident eyes Spectacle Wearer of the Year title

09 September, 2014
Northfield Specsavers store manager Sue Birch presenting SWOTY regional semi-finalist Gordon Thornett with this certificate, eyewear voucher and champagne
Northfield store manager Sue Birch presenting SWOTY regional semi-finalist Gordon Thornett with this certificate, eyewear voucher and champagne

One of Northfield’s proudest glasses wearers was honoured as they take a step closer to winning the coveted Spectacle Wearer of the Year Award, with a grand prize of £10,000 and a luxury holiday in the Bahamas.

Gordon Thornett, 71, was chosen from hundreds of entries from across the Midlands. Known as the Oscars of the glasses world, the awards celebrate specs wearers from the UK and Republic of Ireland, across four age categories: 15-24; 25-39; 40-59 and 60+.

The awards were launched by Girls Aloud singer and West End star Kimberley Walsh earlier this year, who Gordon could meet at the awards ceremony if he triumphs in his age category. 

The awards will be held at London’s 8 Northumberland Avenue on Tuesday 7 October. All age category winners will win a VIP makeover, with one overall winner taking home the ultimate accolade in specs wearing.

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