Brona McCann from Beechmount in West Belfast has picked up a Spectacle Wearer of the Year regional semi-finalist award in this year’s Specsavers organised Spectacle Wearer of the Year Award. Brona, a first time entrant was nominated by her sister Stephanie and the street dance teacher revealed that it was former Pussycat Dolls singer, Kimberly Wyatt who inspired them both to put forward Brona’s name.

Pussycat Doll specs ambassador

Singer, dancer and Masterchef champion Kimberly Wyatt launched Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year earlier this year and Brona is now in with a chance of meeting Kimberly if she wins through to the star studded grand final in London on 11 October. The ultimate winner secures £10,000 in cash and an all-expenses trip to global fashion capital, New York.

Congratulations from Park Centre

Brona received her semi-finalist prize package, which included a bottle of champagne and Specsavers voucher for £150, from Leah Martin at the Park Centre based Specsavers store. The team at Park Centre were delighted that a local specs wearer was amongst the 10 Northern Ireland semi- finalists and store manager Jayne Martin said, ‘We’d like to congratulate Brona on reaching this stage of the competition. It’s a huge achievement and we hope that Brona goes one step further and reaches the gala awards final in London.’

Raising cash for Kidscape

For each Spectacle Wearer of the Year entry, Specsavers is donating £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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