A woman from Ayr has made it through to the next stage of the renowned Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition.

One of ten

Lindsay Steele (45), general manager of the Mercure hotel in the town, has been announced as a regional finalist in the 45-59 age category and is one of only ten people to make it through to the next stage of the competition in Scotland.

The mum-of-two is now in with a chance of reaching the final, with the overall winner receiving a cash prize of £10,000.

Lindsay said: ‘I was encouraged to enter the competition by several friends and family members who all said I would make a great candidate.

‘I didn’t expect to make it through to the next stage but it would be absolutely fantastic to get through to the final in London.’

Championing great specs style

This year’s competition, organised by Specsavers, was launched by former Girls Aloud sensation, Nadine Coyle, and champions looking and feeling great in your specs.

Lindsay was welcomed to Specsavers in Ayr by assistant manager Stephanie Coughtrie, who presented her with a certificate, £150 Specsavers voucher and a bottle of champagne.

Stephanie added: ‘We are delighted to have such a fabulous regional finalist to champion stylish specs wearers in Ayr.

‘We all have our fingers crossed Lindsay makes it through to the final.’

Now in its 22nd year, the competition raises valuable funds for anti-bullying charity Kidscape, which has totalled £400,000 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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