An Inverclyde woman has made it through to the next stage of the renowned Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards.

Flying the flag for stylish spec-wearers in Inverclyde

Natalie Maxwell, 26, a nurse from Port Glasgow, has been announced as a semi-finalist in the 25-34 age category.

Natalie was surprised to find out she had made it to the next stage of the competition. ‘I came across the Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards online and decided to submit a photo of me in Amsterdam wearing my specs,’ she said.

‘I wear my glasses the majority of the time and really enjoy trying different styles – I have a few pairs I switch between.’

In-store celebration

Natalie was welcomed to Specsavers in Greenock by store directors Lesley Brown and Jonathan Dry who presented her with a certificate, £150 gift voucher and a bottle of champagne.

‘All our staff are rooting for Natalie,’ said Lesley. ‘We hope she makes it through to the next stage of the competition to represent Inverclyde at the awards ceremony in London.’

Natalie is one of only ten semi-finalists to make it through to the next stage of the competition in Scotland. If crowned the winner, she will win a trip to New York and £10,000.

This year’s competition, organised by Specsavers, was launched by former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, and champions looking and feeling great in your specs.

Spectacle Wearer of the Year

Now in its 21st year, the competition raises valuable funds for anti-bullying charity Kidscape, which has totalled £300,000 to date.

The competition has five age categories – 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-59 and over 60s plus a Facebook favourite voted for by the public. A winner from each category will win a VIP makeover and will mingle with celebrities at a central London awards ceremony in October.

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