26 March 2015 | Spice up your specs at Middlebrook Retail Park
Emma Bunton launches the annual search for the Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2015
FORMER Spice Girl and Heart Radio DJ Emma Bunton has teamed up with Specsavers at Middlebrook Retail Park and anti-bullying charity Kidscape to launch this year's search for the Wannabe Spectacle Wearers of the Year.
The overall winner of the competition will be presented with £10,000 in cash and a dream stay at the Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas. The prize will be presented later this year at a star-studded event in central London.
Emma is the face of this year's Specsavers' Love Glasses campaign and the associated Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition, now in its 20th year.
Emma says: '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.'
Kevin Juste, store manager at Specsavers in Middlebrook Retail Park, says: 'We want to celebrate the specs-wearing superstars in Bolton. The Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards offer the perfect opportunity for men and women of any age to show how fabulous they look in glasses and to wear their specs with pride.'
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 continues: '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.'
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. A winner from each category will win a VIP makeover and will mingle with celebrities at an awards ceremony in London on 6 October.
To be in with a chance of scooping the biggest accolade in the specs-wearing world, glasses wearers can enter the competition online at www.specsavers.co.uk/loveglasses, via Facebook www.facebook.com/specsavers or alternatively at your nearest Specsavers store.
18 March 2015 | Middlebrook opticians paints the town red to raise £200 for Comic Relief
KITTED out in bright red comedy glasses with hair raising eyebrows and their iconic red noses, Middlebrook Specsavers staff and customers were laughing it up as the store raised £200 for Red Nose Day.
Visitors to the Specsavers store at Middlebrook Retail Park followed in the footsteps of Gok Wan and made their faces funny for money with Specsavers’ official Red Nose Day glasses.
Kevin Juste, store manager of Specsavers Middlebrook, says: ‘As a team we thoroughly enjoyed making our faces funny for money in support of the great work that Comic Relief does and it was fantastic to see so many customers join in the fun!
‘We certainly raised more than a few colourful smiles with staff dressed in their finest red outfits and comedy glasses.
‘Thank you to everyone who came down to make the event such a good giggle for a great cause.’
Specsavers in Middlebrook joined Specsavers stores nationwide to support Comic Relief to help poor and vulnerable people living tough lives both here in the UK and across Africa.
From painting their faces to donning the Specsavers funny specs millions of people up and down the country made their faces funny and raising life changing cash. The money raised through Red Nose Day (Friday 13th March) helps poor and vulnerable people living incredibly tough lives both here in the UK and across Africa.
To make an appointment with Specsavers Middlebrook call 01204 521122 or visit www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/middlebrook
22 January 2015 | Smyths Toys Superstores Voted Toy Retailer Of The Year
Smyths Toys Superstores is celebrating today after being handed the Overall Toy Retailer of the Year Award by the British Toy & Hobby Association, beating competition from retailers including Argos and Toys R Us.
The awards ceremony, held on January 20th at the Science Museum, South Kensington, London, acknowledge the best in innovation and excellence for toy retail and product in 2014, with the toy superstores’ unique brand of fun and excitement seeing them triumph over rival retailers.
Commenting on their victory, Rob Guckian, Spokesman for Smyths Toys Superstores, commented “We are absolutely thrilled to have again been handed the Toy Retailer of the Year Award. It's great to receive recognition for all the hard work of our team and we want to thank our suppliers, customers, and staff for their continued support. All at Smyths Toys Superstores look forward to offering our customer’s many more years of incredible service through 2015 and beyond.”
The award was one of two accolades which the leading toy retailer picked up on the night, alongside the Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year (Over 30 stores) award. This is the fifth year in a row where Smyths Toys Superstores have been awarded at the Toy Retailer Awards.
Based in almost 80 locations throughout the UK and Ireland, Smyths Toys Superstores stock everything from dolls and action figures to baby products, video games, playsets and much, much more. The leading toy retailer carries all the top brands and prides themselves on offering the most competitive prices on the best possible selection of products.