LATCHFORD based accountant Jenny Jackson is busy fund-raising for charity as she bids to become the next Miss Cheshire role model.
Jenny, aged 21, is through to the finals of Miss Cheshire at the Park Royal Hotel in Stretton on Sunday, May 14 – with the winner getting a place in the Miss England finals later this year.
She has been busy fund-raising for the Variety children’s charity and said: “The aim of the competition is to appoint a role model for young girls across the county.
“A fundamental element of being a good role model is thinking about the greater good and having thoughts, feelings and wellbeing of others at the forefront of your mind.
“With that said, I am on a mission to fund raise as much as I can for Variety, the children’s charity. Variety is an incredible organisation which aims to better the life of children and young adults through providing wheelchairs, grants for specialist equipment and amazing experience through their Great Days Out Programme. This offers the opportunity for children to make memories that will stay with them forever.”
So far Jenny has organised cake sales, a ‘how many sweets are in the tub’ challenge and a ‘no makeup selfie’, which she posted to her Facebook page.
She has also started a website called ‘admire and inspire’ and kicked off a #true2u campaign- to encourage girls, boys, men and women to be true to who they are and comfortable in their own skin.
Jenny added: “I’ve got a few more things lined up in order to fund raise as much as possible.
“The Miss Cheshire competition is an opportunity for girls between the ages of 13-26 to take part in an event that will change their lives forever. Since joining I’ve had so much fun and learnt more about charities, I’ve found some amazing friends as well as finding myself.
“It’s amazing to be part of something so unique and meaningful both to us as candidates and the children at Variety, whom we are helping. I’d highly recommend the experience to anyone.
“Moving forward I am to help charities around animal cruelty and mental health, to raise awareness of mental health and the help that’s out there.
“More broadly I want to empower girls and make them feel confident in their own skin and deliver the message that social media and celebrities aren’t what we ‘should’ be or look like. To stay true to their character and not to conform to society norms just to please other people.
“I aim to encourage girls to be ambitious and strive for their goals and believe in themselves and encourage them to apply for powerful positions even if they are stereo typically male dominated!”
Anyone who would like to support Jenny can do so via her fund raising page