A Telford woman has been chosen out of hundreds of people across the Midlands as a regional finalist for Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year.

A holiday to the Bahamas

Neelam Kaur, aged 27, could win £10,000 and a luxury holiday in the Bahamas if she wins, as well as a chance to mingle with the stars at the 20th annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards.  

Glasses wearers have been showing off their specs style by sharing their selfies online and entering in stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

A visit to Telford Specsavers

Neelam was invited to visit her local Specsavers store in Telford to receive a bottle of champagne, a certificate and a £150 glasses voucher.

‘I’m really excited to have been chosen as a regional semi-finalist in the competition,’ says Neelam. ‘I’ve been wearing glasses for about 11 years, so when I saw the competition advertised online, I thought I’d give it a go!’

Gareth Dobson, store manager at Specsavers in Telford, says: ‘We’re really pleased to be celebrating a specs wearer from Telford. It was great see Neelam at the store recently to congratulate her on making it to the regional semi-finals in person.’

The awards

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

There are five age categories – 16-24; 25-34; 35-44; 45-59 and 60+, plus a Facebook favourite voted for by the public. All age category winners will win a VIP makeover, with one overall winner taking home the ultimate accolade in specs wearing.

The ultimate Spectacle Wearer of the Year winner will receive £10,000, plus a week’s holiday for two in the Bahamas courtesy of Atlantis Paradise Island and a wardrobe of specs to suit every style. 

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