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Success for Derry man in Spec competition

23 September, 2016
Presenting Jordan with his Spectacle Wearer of the Year semi-finalist prize package is Maeve Walsh, store director at Specsavers
Presenting Jordan with his Spectacle Wearer of the Year semi-finalist prize package is Maeve Walsh, store director at Specsavers in Derry

Jordan Gormley (22) from Derry~Londonderry was selected as a regional semi-finalist in the Specsavers’ 2016 Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition.

Top prizes

Jordan had been selected from hundreds of people across Northern Ireland and was in with a chance of winning £10,000 along with a luxury holiday for two to New York and a glasses wardrobe from Specsavers worth £1000.

The competition now in its 21st year, covered five age categories – 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-59 and over 60s plus a facebook favourite voted for by the public.

Charity

For each Spectacle Wearer of the Year entry, Specsavers donated £1 to charity Kidscape adding to the £300,000 the campaign has raised for the charity over the last 6 years. The money raised will help Kidscape provide training, support and advice for children, parents and schools and those who may be affected by cases of bullying and abuse in the UK.

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