FORMER Miss Cheshire Catriona Cameron, 23 – a Sunday School teacher at Daresbury, Warrington – needs the support of the local community as she competes to win a place in the prestigious “Miss Earth England” competition.
Last year Catriona represented Cheshire at the “Miss Earth England” grand finals – the only international competition aimed at promoting environmental awareness. However, this year despite being unable to represent her home county twice, Catriona is desperate to represent her community again and is vying for one of the exclusive “peoples choice” places which would give her direct entrance to the grand final at Blackpool next month.
She said: “The Miss Earth England Pageant was a fantastic opportunity for me to get involved with environmental projects across the whole of Cheshire and really promote causes that I deeply believe in.
“Equally it gave me the chance to experience new activities and initiatives and really opened my eyes to how important it is to look after the beautiful world we live in.”
In her role as “Miss Earth Cheshire 2009” Catriona became involved in many projects across Cheshire ranging from the Cheshire Wildlife Trust to making her own garden “wildlife friendly.”
This year she is continuing her work and will also be joining forces with the Woodland Trust to create schemes that will encourage young people to enjoy and respect natural woodlands.
Catriona said, “I really enjoyed my volunteer work in my capacity as Miss Earth Cheshire last year and I would love to represent my community again in this national pageant.
“I think we can be proud of our achievements as a community but there is always room or improvement.”
To help Catriona reach the finals simply text “Catriona Cameron” to 81118. All texts cost £1 of which 25p will go to the environmental charity of the winners choice. Voting ends on August 1.
For more information visit www.missearthgirls.co.uk