Eight-year-old ‘Prom’ finalist raising funds for charity
An eight-year-old finalist in Miss Prom UK, a pageant designed to empower girls and young women and build confidence in its contestants, is looking to raise £200 for a disabled children’s charity.
Scarlett, from Biddulph, in Staffordshire, will appear at the Grand Final of the pageant later this year, at a time to be decided following the coronavirus virus crisis.
With a venue still to be confirmed, due to the pandemic, It’s hoped that this year’s final will once again be held at one of the impressive theatres in Stoke-on-Trent, Hanley, or Crewe.
The organisers say that the pageant is not a beauty competition and its aim is to find representatives who possess personality, kindness, confidence and who will enthusiastically support good causes and charities.
Scarlett, a pupil at Kingsfield First School, in Biddulph, chose to raise funds for Caudwell Children, the Staffordshire based charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, as part of the application process.
“Scarlett, is an extremely caring girl and has a heart of gold,” said her mother Laura. “She’s set up a Just Giving page and she also aims to raise money through a number of cake sales and raffles after the current lockdown comes to an end.”
Scarlett, says her favourite subjects at school are maths and art whilst her hobby is dancing, so she’s looking forward to appearing on stage at the Grand Final.
“It sounds like a fantastic event,“ said Mark Bushell from Caudwell Children. “Taking part is designed to mix fun with fundraising whilst giving contestants the opportunity to dress like a princess.
“The finalists will be gliding across the stage in a spectacular finale and whoever wins the tile will be expected to demonstrate good will and fair play and show that they are able to put others first.”
Each finalist will be coached on interview techniques and the contestant who raises the most money for charity will receive a separate title.
“Before the coronavirus contestants were raising money through junior fashion shows and tea parties,” continued Mark. “They’ve undertaken sponsored walks and all manner of things to boost their fundraising.
“We can’t thank Scarlett enough for fundraising for Caudwell Children.”
Originally created for contestants from Staffordshire this is the second year that the pageant has been opened up to participants from across the UK.
You can support Scarlett through her just Giving page here.
You can find out about other Caudwell Children Events and Challenges here.