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Walsall semi-finalist has the specs factor

12 August, 2016
Lottie Locke with store manager Paul O'Connell
Lottie Locke with store manager Paul O'Connell

A local Walsall student is celebrating after being chosen as a regional semi-finalist in a national competition run by Specsavers.

Style and specs collide 

17-year-old Lottie Locke was entered into the Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition by her father earlier this year and has now been chosen out of hundreds of entries from across the Midlands. To mark her achievement, Lottie was invited to Walsall Specsavers to receive a certificate and a £150 glasses voucher.

‘I’m absolutely thrilled to have made it through to the regional semi-finals,’ said Lottie. ‘I’ve been wearing glasses since I was about 10 and it was my dad who entered me into the competition this year, so it was a lovely surprise to hear I’d made it through to this stage!’

Paul O’Connell, store manager, said: ‘We’re delighted that Lottie has been selected as a semi-finalist for our region and it was great to be able to present her with some prizes. She represents younger specs wearers really well and we wish her the best of luck for the remainder of the competition.’

The awards – which are now in their 21st year – were launched by former Pussycat Doll, Kimberley Wyatt, earlier this year to celebrate specs wearers across the UK. If Lottie triumphs in her age category, she could go on to win £10,000, a holiday to New York and meet Kimberley at the star-studded final, which is due to take place in October. For each entry into this year’s competition, Specsavers also donated £1 to anti-bullying charity, Kidscape.

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