Bromley finalist has the specs factor

11 September, 2015
Linda was presented with a bottle of champagne, certificate and eyewear voucher at the store
Linda receives her prize

A Bromley lady has been chosen out of hundreds of people across the South East as a regional finalist for Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year.

Linda Edwards could win £10,000 and a luxury holiday in the Bahamas if she wins, as well as a chance to mingle with the stars at the 20th annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards. Glasses wearers have been showing off their specs style by sharing their selfies online and entering in stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

A great confidence boost

Linda was invited to visit her local Specsavers store in Bromley to receive a bouquet of flowers, a bottle of champagne, a certificate and a £150 glasses voucher. Linda commented: ‘I might be a grandmother of six, but being a regional finalist at the age of 72 is proof that you can still have fun with fashion. My family were the ones who encouraged me to enter the competition via Facebook and I never thought I would get this far. It’s been a great confidence boost.’

A word from the director

Specsavers store director Reehan Qureishy said: ‘Linda is a very stylish lady and very deserving of her regional finalist accolade in the 60+ age category. The team thoroughly enjoyed meeting Linda and her exuberant personality is infectious. We all have our fingers crossed that Linda goes on to be the overall winner of the competition.’

The awards were launched by Spice Girls singer and Heart FM DJ Emma Bunton earlier this year. If she triumphs in her age category of 60+, Linda could meet Emma at the celeb-packed awards ceremony at London’s 8 Northumberland Avenue on Tuesday 6 October.

There are five age categories – 16-24; 25-34; 35-44; 45-59 and 60+, plus a Facebook favourite voted for by the public. All age category winners will win a VIP makeover, with one overall winner taking home the ultimate accolade in specs wearing. The ultimate Spectacle Wearer of the Year winner will receive £10,000, plus a week’s holiday for two in the Bahamas courtesy of Atlantis Paradise Island and a wardrobe of specs to suit every style.

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