Specsavers opticians across Scotland are encouraging locals to nominate their community hero in the annual Sunday Mail Great Scot Awards.

Specsavers are supporting this year’s prestigious awards, dubbed the People’s Oscars, which honour the incredible achievements of ordinary people across Scotland who are doing extraordinary things.

Heroes in the community

The opticians are specifically celebrating the Community Champions category, which recognises individuals or groups who have shown incredible commitment to improving the lives of people in their local area.

From those who have tackled vandalism in their community, to people who have dedicated their lives to improving local facilities, Specsavers is taking nominations for the award via special post boxes in store.

Proud to be involved

Robin Mitchell, chairperson for Specsavers in Scotland, said: ‘We are very proud to be supporting this year’s Sunday Mail Great Scot Awards, and particularly to be involved in the Community Champion category.

The 64 Specsavers stores across Scotland are deeply involved in their local communities – from caring for the sight of people in each town and city, to supporting local causes through fundraising.

Sponsoring the Community Champion Award is a natural extension of this, and we can’t wait to see the nominations that will undoubtedly come flooding in from across Scotland. Nominating is really easy – just visit any store and ask for an entry form, which can be filled in and popped into a special post box.

We’re thoroughly looking forward to finding some true Great Scots.’

Nominations must be made by Monday 7 September. The overall award winners will be announced at a star-studded awards ceremony hosted by newspaper columnist and newsreader Jackie Bird in the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow on Saturday 17 October.

The event attracts an array of celebrity guests and also honours favourite faces from the worlds of music, film, TV, business and sport. To find out more click here.

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