Support charity with specs selfie

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Former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt has launched the search the Spectacle Wearer of the Year in a competition that raises funds for anti-bullying charity Kidscape.

The singer, dancer, MasterChef champion and mum has posed for a series of shots encouraging Lewes’ specs wearers to enter the annual selfie competition.

Proud specs wearers from every corner of UK can enter the competition to be in with a chance of attending the final in London and lifting the overall crown, along with £10,000 in cash and an all-expenses trip to global fashion capital, New York.

Now in its 21st year, the competition raises valuable funds for Kidscape, which has totalled £300,000 to date.

Kimberly, 34, said: “My taste in glasses is inspired by my idols Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot, who carried off that sexy cat’s eye style so well. I’ve worn glasses since I was teenager, I need them when I’m reading and writing my blogs, so it’s fun to be part of something that celebrates glasses and people who wear them.

“Now that I’m a mum myself, I better understand how important it is to make children feel good about themselves. Bullying, whatever the reason, mustn’t be tolerated. The fact we’re raising awareness and helping make wearing glasses cool for people of all ages is really important.”

Patricia Lofting, store director at Specsavers Lewes, said: “We want men and women of all ages to wear their specs with pride. The Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards offer the perfect opportunity for glasses wearers in Lewes to showcase their specs style to the whole country.”

The competition has five age categories – 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-59 and over 60s plus a Facebook favourite voted for by the public. A winner from each category will win a VIP makeover and will mingle with celebrities at the ceremony in London.

For each entry made, £1 will be donated to Kidscape. The money raised will help to support them in providing training, support and advice for children, parents, schools and those who may be affected by cases of bullying and abuse in the UK.

To be in with a chance of winning, glasses wearers can enter the competition online at www.specsavers.co.uk/loveglassescomp

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