by Paul Jackson
LYMM beauty Candice Hedges is embarking on the charity trail after winning through to the Grand Finals of the UK Power Pageant for the title of Miss International UK.
The 26 year old is the title holder of Miss Warrington International which she won earlier this year, beating off the challenge of hundreds of other hopefuls. The Grand Final is taking place in June in Preston where seven titles will be awarded with the prize of an all expenses trip to Japan for the World finals.
There are several criteria on which the contestants are judged, firstly it is for their fundraising efforts, then their personality is put to the test in an onstage interview. Next follows a swimwear section, evening wear and finally another interview. Any appearances and publicity count towards the final total so it will be a busy few months for Candice.
To help raise funds for charity Candice is taking part in The Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the Christie and the Prostate Cancer Research Centre.
The challenge involves climbing three mountains in two days, Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales, Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan.
Meanwhile Candice is also hosting her own garden party and BBQ to raise money for the Christie. Also on the cards are several appearances at charity fundraisers, sponsored walks, good causes and voluntary work in a local charity shop,
As well as her main job as a skincare specialist Candice is also a singer and actress attending the Stage Pro School and recently appeared in a music video for an up and coming Manchester band.
Speaking at her home in Lymm she said “Being chosen as a finalist in such a prestigious event is such a big achievement for me and I hope it is just the beginning.”
Anyone who would like Miss Warrington International to support a charity event or good cause contact Candice.firstname.lastname@example.org
Donation sites have been set up at the following sites for the 2 main charities:
www.justgiving.com/fundraising/candice-hedges for the Christie
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CandiceHedges for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre