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Announcing a beauty pageant with a difference

Dorset Mind’s Ambassador and Miss International UK, has organized a beauty pageant fundraiser.  Held in Alton, Hampshire all profits will go towards Dorset Mind. All contestants will receive a goody bag and the chance to win a Sensational UK title.  There are many age categories, from aged 8 up to married age!

Can a beauty pageant and mental health charity work together?

So, you might wonder what a local mental health charity has to do with a beauty pageant?  We all know that the beauty industry can negatively affect mental health, leaving many young people conscious of their body image. Picture of made-up girl with dangly earringsRomy Simpkins has the answer to this quandary.  As our ambassador, Romy is hugely passionate about helping those with mental health problems.  She herself overcome an eating disorder in her early teens. And because of her lived experience she now works tirelessly to promote mental health issues.  Becoming a beauty queen and organizing event such as this has given Romy incredible confidence in herself – which she is keen to pass on to others. Romy herself says “Sensational U.K. is the first Charity Pageant of its kind.  We aim to support young girls, teenagers and women through their Pageant journey, so that they build self-confidence and make new friends.” “All profits will go to Dorset Mind.  We believe that with the correct information and support we can put an end to the stigma around Mental Health problems.” For more details and posts about the event, see the Sensational UK Pageant Facebook page here.  For tickets, please email Romy at:  Tickets are available on the night, but it’s first-come, first-served. We look forward to seeing you on the night! Date: 26th November 2016 Time: 18:30 – 21:30 Place: Alton Maltings, Maltings Close, Alton. Hampshire. GU34 1DT. Cost:  £15 to enter, and £10 to watch.]]>

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