Glasses wearers are being called upon to enter a competition to help raise money for children being bullied.

Pop star Claire Richards, who is a member of the band Steps, is helping Specsavers search Walthamstow for the Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2018.

The winner will win £10,000 and a donation will be made to the Kidscape charity for every entry received.

Claire, who wont the Specs Appeal award last year, said: “I’ve been a glasses wearer for a few years now and I absolutely love it. I love to mix things up and try a geek-chic frame one day and then a sexy cat’s eye the next.

“Winning the Specs Appeal award last year was incredibly flattering and it was an honour to share a room with so many proud and fabulous glasses wearers.

“I can’t wait to see all the nominees this year – I’m sure there’s going to be some real corkers.”

Farid Ruparell, store director at Specsavers Walthamstow, added: “Spectacle Wearer of the Year is a great chance for glasses wearers of all ages to show off their style and maybe even win a great prize.

“So why not take a couple of minutes now to snap a selfie in your favourite glasses – or get someone to take it for you – and enter today.”

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 the chance to mingle with celebrities at the awards in London in October.

One pound will be donated to Kidscape for each entry made. The money raised will help to support the charity in providing practical support to children and families affected by bullying, including advice resources, phone support and workshops.

To be in with a chance of winning, glasses wearers can enter the competition online at before July 1.