A Haverfordwest woman has reached the regional finals of the annual Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition.

Jan Spicer, 74, is a Welsh regional finalist and could be in with a chance of winning a £1,000 voucher for Specsavers and £10,000 cash.

A good cause

Retired Mrs Spicer entered herself and her husband into the competition after seeing it online.

‘I saw it was for a good cause and it looked fun, so I entered my husband as well as he wears spectacles too.

‘In school I couldn’t see the board so had to keep sitting closer to the front. I was mortified when I first had glasses as they weren’t seen as part of the fashion culture as they are today. Now, I embrace them as an accessory, not just a necessity.’

Mrs Spicer was presented with a certificate, bottle of champagne and a £150 Specsavers voucher at the Haverfordwest store to mark her progression to the regional finals.

The 2017 awards were launched earlier this year by multi-platinum pop star, Nadine Coyle, who won the ‘Best Specs Newcomer’ award at last year’s event.

Good luck

Store director, Paul Skoczek, says: ‘This competition proves how glasses can be part of anyone’s style. Everyone at the Haverfordwest store wishes Jan the best of luck and hopes she makes it to the finals in London.’

For each entry, £1 has been donated to the anti-bullying charity, Kidscape. The competition has raised over £400,000 and will help support Kidscape to provide training, advice and support for those who may be affected by bullying in the UK.

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