Steps star Claire Richards has joined Specsavers in the search for the UK’s proudest glasses wearer to be 2018’s Spectacle Wearer of the Year and win £10,000.

Entrants to the award visit and send it a selfie. There are five age categories - 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-59 and over 60s plus a Facebook favourite voted for by the public – with the finalist from each category winning a VIP makeover and mingle with celebrities at the awards in London in October.

Entry open to everyone

Suzanne Challoner, store director for Specsavers in Bishops Stortford said: 'It’s great to have Claire Richards involved with our search for Spectacle Wearer of the Year this year. We’re hoping that someone from Bishops Stortford can make it through this year. Let the search begin!’

Each year Specsavers donates one pound for every entry to anti-bullying charity Kidscape, which over the past nine years has amounted to a total of more than half a million pounds, to support the charity in providing practical support to children and families affected by bullying, including advice resources, phone support and workshops.

Donations to Kidscape for every entry

Claire adds: ‘Bullying is an issue that has always been close to my heart so I’m proud to be representing a competition that supports a charity like Kidscape. The work they do to support individuals and families affected by bullying is invaluable.’

Deadline for entries is 1 July 2018.

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