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Harold Wood mind coach reaches national final of Specsavers ‘Spectacle Wearer of The Year’ competition

PUBLISHED: 12:00 18 September 2018

Shane Haron from Harold Wood has reached the national final of Specsavers 'Spectacle Wearer of The Year' competition. Photo: Specsavers/Andrew H Williams

Shane Haron from Harold Wood has reached the national final of Specsavers 'Spectacle Wearer of The Year' competition. Photo: Specsavers/Andrew H Williams

Andrew H Williams 2018

Former winners of the ‘Spectacle Wearer of the Year’ competition have included Alex Miller, who took part in this year’s Love Island.

A mind coach and celebrity personal trainer from Harold Wood has reached the national final of Specsavers ‘Spectacle Wearer of The Year’ competition.

Shane Haron has reached the final six - out of 14,000 entries - of the competition after he won the 25-34 age category.

Former winners of the ‘Sepctacle Wearer of the Year’ competition have included Alex Miller, who took part in this year’s Love Island.

Shane will now be attending a celebrity-packed awards ceremony in London – to be hosted by Claire Richards and Rylan Clark - andh e will be collecting his award on stage from as as-yet-unnamed celebrity guest.

He is also in line for the top prize of £10,000 and a new glasses wardrobe worth £1,000.

The event raises money for the anti-bullying charity Kidscape.

Shane said: “We did not have a lot of money when I was growing up, so when I first needed glasses when I was 13 the choice available was terrible.

“I was bullied at school anyway, and terrible glasses just added to the mix.

“Now I like wearing glasses. They are fashionable, and I have friends who wear glasses just for how they look even though they do not have any problems with their sight.

“Everyone should get an eye test, even if they do wear glasses, as they are about eye health as well as your vision. You will never lead a fulfilling life if you cannot see the world around you.

“My fiancée encouraged me to enter Spectacle Wearer of the Year, and I am really pleased that I did.

“Somebody has to win, after all. If it is me, I want to continue to build my business to help local people tackle the challenges they face and live their best life.”

Bhavi Mistry, store director at Specsavers Romford, said: “We are delighted for Shane. He is a lovely guy and would make a fantastic winner.

“He is really committed to helping his mind coaching clients tackle their anxiety issues, and it is lovely to think that – were he to win – he would be able to help many more people, locally and further afield, to fulfil their full potential. Good luck Shane.”

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