Children Win Eyewear Competition

Published 20/06/2014


23rd May 2014 

THREE children have proven they have ‘specs appeal’ after winning a competition to model eyewear for Rees & Wade Opticians.

Brayden Hunter, aged six, Leyla Magor, aged nine, and Ella Dyer, aged eight, were the winners of a competition run to find the ‘Young Faces of Rees & Wade’.

Pictures of the trio modelling a range of eyewear received the most ‘likes’ on the Facebook page of Rees & Wade, which has practices in Guisborough, Yarm and Darlington.

The children recently took part in a professional photo-shoot and the images will now be used on promotional material over the next 12 months. The youngsters were also presented with a free pair of Rayban Junior sunglasses of their choice. As Brayden and Ella already wear glasses they also received a pair of Rayban prescription frames.

 Brayden’s mum Dianne, who lives in Swinbridge, Darlington, said: “Brayden has been so excited since he discovered he had won the Darlington competition and he is very happy with the glasses he has won.”

Leyla’s mum Justine, who lives in Alnmouth Drive, Redcar, said: “When we saw the competition advertised in Guisborough we thought we would go for it, but never imagined winning, so this is fantastic. Leyla choose some Aviator-style sunglasses and she couldn’t get them on fast enough.”

Ella’s mum Amy, who lives in Avon Close, Thornaby, said: “We are so pleased and flattered that people voted for Ella, it has been a very exciting time for her.”

Alex Wade, Managing Director of Rees & Wade, said: “We were overwhelmed by the number of children who came into the three practices to get their photographs taken for the competition and the subsequent response on Facebook was fantastic.

“We have got three very worthy winners who looked like they were born to model when they came back for the photo-shoot

“We are pleased to have been able to offer them some fantastic prizes and who knows, this could even be the start of a successful modelling career for them!”

The competition was open to children 16 and under and they didn’t already have to wear glasses. The children and their families were invited to the three practices to get their photographs taken wearing a range of designer glasses supplied by Rees & Wade.

The subsequent pictures were uploaded to the Rees & Wade Facebook page, where families, friends and members of the public were then invited to ‘like’ the pictures. Those with the most likes in each practice were declared the winners.


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