Stornoway schoolboy earns regional final place

Stornoway schoolboy, Jacob Brydon, 16, outshone hundreds of hopefuls to earn a spot in the regional finals for the Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2011.
Stornoway schoolboy, Jacob Brydon, 16, outshone hundreds of hopefuls to earn a spot in the regional finals for the Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2011.
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A STORNOWAY schoolboy outshone hundreds of hopefuls to earn a spot in the regional finals for the Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2011.

Unfortunately Jacob Brydon, 16, didn’t make the national finals after the event, held at Specsavers in Edinburgh last Wednesday afternoon but he has admitted his surprise and delight at getting as far as he did.

He said: “I’ve worn my glasses since I was 13 and I’ve always felt comfortable and confident in them. Specs come in all shapes, styles and colours these days, so it’s easy to find something that helps to create your own ‘look’.

‘I was really excited that I made it through to the regional final. When I entered the competition online, it was a real spur-of-the-moment thing and I never imagined I would get a call asking me to travel to Edinburgh.”

Jacob, who lives on the Isle of Lewis with his family, is currently in sixth year at the Nicolson Institute and hopes to study journalism at university next year.

To date, Specsavers has raised nearly £5,000 by donating £1 for every eligible entry received in this year’s competition to anti-bullying charity Kidscape, to help them continue their valuable work with children and young people.

To find out more about Kidscape or to make a donation, please log onto www.kidscape.org.uk or call 020 7730 3300.

To nominate your favourite celebrity specs-wearer and be in with the chance of winning tickets to the grand final - and meeting celebrities, including Gok Wan - log onto www.specsavers.co.uk/competition.