A Cwmbran man has been chosen out of hundreds of people across Wales as a regional finalist for Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year.

Matthew Wolfe, aged 36 from Malpas, could win £10,000 and a luxury holiday in the Bahamas if he wins, as well as a chance to mingle with the stars at the 20th annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards.

Matthew was invited to visit his local Specsavers store in Cwmbran to receive a bottle of champagne, a certificate and a £150 glasses voucher.

‘I feel very trendy!’

Matthew said: ‘I’ve only recently had to start wearing my glasses and I’m surprised how much I enjoy wearing them – I feel very trendy with them on! My family are all regular customers of Specsavers and when we noticed this competition, I had to give it a shot.’

‘Fantastic semi-finalist for Wales’

Rachel Hunter, store manager of Specsavers in Cwmbran, said: ‘Matthew really enjoys wearing his frames and we hope that his confidence will inspire other spectacle-wearers to don their glasses with pride.

‘We think Matthew is a fantastic semi-finalist for Wales, and all the team at Cwmbran wish him the very best of luck for the next round of judging for this year’s Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition.’

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

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