A Glasgow girl has been chosen from hundreds of people across Scotland as a regional finalist in the renowned Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards. Proud specs wearers from every corner of the UK have entered the competition to be in with a chance of winning fantastic prizes and be crowned Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2017.
Sheona Proven, who represents the 25-34 age category, fought off competition to become one of just 10 regional finalists in Scotland. She could now scoop £10,000 if she wins the overall competition, as well as a chance to mingle with the stars at the 22nd annual awards hosted by Specsavers in London.
Sheona was invited into her local Specsavers store on Sauchiehall Street where she was presented with a bottle of champagne, certificate and a £150 Specsavers voucher to mark her achievement.
A word from the finalist
Sheona said: ‘I applied to the competition via Facebook as I love my glasses and thought it would be a bit of fun. It was a very nice phone call to receive when I found out I was a regional finalist. I wear my glasses as I need them to see, but they are definitely a bit of a fashion statement too as I wear glasses to fit my style, they are just a part of me now.
‘I have been wearing glasses since I was 12 years old, I was sitting in my art class and couldn’t read the clock. Everyone in my family wears glasses so I knew it was only time before I eventually needed them too.
‘I can’t wait to hear if I’ve made it through to the final stages of the competition. The opportunity to attend the awards ceremony in London would be very exciting.’
A word from the store director
Sarah Freel, store director at Specsavers Sauchiehall Street, said: ‘It was great to welcome Sheona back to the store to celebrate. All the staff wish Sheona the best of luck – it would be fantastic to have a finalist representing Glasgow at the awards.’
The competition aims to celebrate wearing glasses with pride and every entry raises £1 for UK anti-bullying children’s charity Kidscape. To date, more than £400,000 has been raised for the charity.