Johnny Giles launches Specsavers Grandparent of the Year Award 2017 at Specsavers Dublin stores

Legendary sports star, broadcaster and grandfather of eight, Johnny Giles, has launched this year’s Grandparent of the Year Award. Specsavers Stillorgan, in association with Third Age, is calling for nominations in the search for Ireland’s most exceptional grandparent. The aim of the award is to celebrate and recognise the extraordinary contribution that grandparents make to the lives of grandchildren and the community.

Grandchildren of all ages can nominate their grandparents by filling out an entry form in Specsavers Stillorgan or online at Four regional finalists from Leinster, Munster, Connacht and Ulster will receive a €215 Specsavers voucher, a bottle of champagne and a finalists’ certificate. The overall winner will receive a weekend away in Ireland, a Grandparent of the Year trophy and a €750 voucher for Specsavers while the grandchild who nominated them will win an iPad.

The closing date for entries is Sunday, 29 October and the four regional finalists will be chosen by a judging panel in November before Ireland’s Grandparent of the Year is announced on Monday, 13 November.

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