The role of Miss Black Country has been very exciting over the past few weeks. I will tell you something though, being nervous on radio now feels like a thing of the past. In the first week alone, I made four radio appearances and three different local stations, including being live on Free Radio with Sam and Mark’s Breakfast show. It has been great fun and each presenter has been interested in different aspects of the Miss Black Country title. From playing higher or lower with model’s ages on The Bridge Radio with Dan Tipton to being asked whether I would end up on the front page if I went out for cocktails on a Saturday night by Cat and Nelly on Free Radio Weekday Breakfast. In all seriousness, they have all had one common interest, and that is ‘how will you be using your title to represent the Black Country?’
Full time I work as a Community Fundraising Officer for The Haven Wolverhampton; a local charity supporting women and children who have been subjected to domestic abuse and homelessness. The work they do is fantastic and if you don’t know much about them you should definitely check them out. I have been very busy planning an event for The Haven over the last few weeks. This year, we are bringing back Walk a Mile in Her Shoes – a sponsored walk you can really dig your heels into! It encourages men and women to put on a pair of heels and walk a mile around West Park – learning the meaning of the well-known saying, ‘you can never understand what a person has been through until you have walked a mile in their shoes.’ The event has gone live in the last few weeks and we are hoping to get lots of local community groups, corporate teams, friendship groups and individuals signed up. I am hoping to get Mr Black Country signed up too – not that he knows it yet!
There really are some great charities locally, nationally and globally, all working tirelessly for causes that are all so deserving. I am so pleased that this title is giving me the opportunity to make a difference and I am looking forward to the coming months being able to raise more funds and awareness for as many as possible on my journey to the Miss England finals.
Love and kisses
Miss Black Country 15/16