Fundraising Milestone Celebration!
By Miss Tees Valley Org, Nov 7 2017 07:50PM
Beauty Queens including the current Miss Tees Valley, Mollie Kell gathered at the Cleveland Centre, Middlesbrough to celebrate Envied Events crossing the £100,000 fundraising milestone for various UK charities. Envied Events organises the Miss Tees Valley, Miss North Yorkshire and Miss West Yorkshire regional finals, as well as the Supermodel England National Competition.
Owner and competition organiser, Alexandra Devine, 27, a former beauty queen and former student of Egglescliffe School started the business in late 2011 after graduating from the University of Manchester, she said “I am so proud to be able to sit with such an inspiring group of young women to celebrate such a fabulous achievement. This is a collective effort of over 200 contestants. When my first competition was staged live in 2012, I never dreamed we could achieve so much for such incredible charities in such a short space of time”.
Beneficiaries of the modelling competitions organised by Alexandra include, Zoes Place Baby Hospice, Middlesbrough (£42,000+ raised), the Butterwick Hospice (£31,800+ raised) and Candlelighters Yorkshire’s Childrens Cancer Charity (£29,000+), as well as smaller amounts going to the Kirkwood Hospice and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
“Whilst the competitions are about modelling, I think it’s really important that we encourage inner beauty too, we put such a big emphasis on charity work, working in the local community and the contestants forming positive relationships with each other.” said Alexandra. Miss Tees Valley 2016, Ellie Tyers, who also attended the photoshoot said, “Well done to everyone involved, I feel so proud”. Alexandra added, “Its thanks to all of our competition sponsors, including the Cleveland Centre that allow the competitions to keep running year after year, which facilitate us being able to raise such brilliant amounts for worthy local causes”.
Applications are now open for Miss Tees Valley 2018, which will be taking place on August 31st at The Swan Hotel, Bellingham. Applications are being taken now via: www.missteevalley.co.uk