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Spectacle wearers are being invited to show their love of glasses.

Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton has teamed up with Specsavers in North Shields and anti-bullying charity Kidscape to launch this year’s search for Spectacle Wearers of the Year.

We want to celebrate the specs-wearing superstars in North Shields.

Paul McGovern, store director at Specsavers in North Shields

The overall winner will be presented with £10,000 in cash and a holiday at the Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Paul McGovern, store director at Specsavers in North Shields, said: “We want to celebrate the specs-wearing superstars in North Shields.

“The Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards offer the perfect opportunity for people to show how fabulous they look in glasses and to wear their specs with pride.”

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.

For more visit www.specsavers.co.uk/loveglasses

Emma said: “I’ve been wearing glasses for years, even before I needed a prescription. I wore them without lenses because I think they’re a great way to accessorise.

“Glasses should be fun. I love the variety, from dark frames to tortoiseshell and two-tone.

“I also like being a bit out there and wearing white or vintage glasses. I think the good thing about the range available now is that you can have so much fun with them.”

For every eligible entry Specsavers will donate £1 to Kidscape, which is celebrating 30 years of helping vulnerable children in 2015.

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.

Emma added: “It’s so important to make sure there’s lots of support for children who get bullied. It’s an awful thing to go through and heart-breaking for kids and parents. As a mother I’m proud to be part of this campaign and help spread the word.”