Sunday 18 March 2018

Specsavers goes Aloud

GIRLS ALOUD singer and West End actress Kimberley Walsh has teamed up with Specsavers Drogheda and Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin to find a specs-wearer with 'Something Kinda Oooh' as she launches the annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition. This year's overall winner will be presented with €12,000 in cash and a dream holiday to the Bahamas at a star-studded event hosted by Gok Wan later this year.

David McCloskey, Store Director of Specsavers Drogheda said of the partnership: 'Kimberley Walsh epitomises a proud and stylish glasses wearer and we are delighted to have her on board to launch Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of The Year 2014. We are equally delighted to announce that the Specsavers Drogheda charity of the year, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, will be receiving a €1 donation from every entry made to this year's competition - another fantastic reason to get involved.'

There are four age categories – 16-24; 25-39; 40-59 and 60+, plus a Facebook favourite voted for by the public.

A winner from each category will win a VIP makeover and will attend the celebrity-studded award ceremony in London on Tuesday 7 October.

To be in with a chance of scooping the biggest accolade in the specs-wearing world, specs wearers can enter the competition online,, via Facebook, , or by popping into Specsavers Drogheda.


An Hour of Reflection on the last words from the cross, with meditations, reflections and music, will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Wednesday, April 16, at 7.30 p.m.


14th Louth, St. Martin's Scout Group, have places available in the cub scout section for boys and girls aged between nine and eleven years.

The group meets on Wednesday evenings from 7-8.30 p.m. in the old school in Mell.

For further information, contact Elaine on (087) 0560915 or send an email to

Drogheda Independent