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Chairman meets fundraising teenager

Published: 01/07/2015

The Chairman of Flintshire County Council, Councillor Ray Hughes, recently met 14 year old Georgia Kaye Edwards, who is Miss Junior Teen Flintshire.   Georgia, from Penyffordd, is a Year 10 pupil at Castell Alun High School in Hope. She has been selected from hundreds of semi-finalists to compete in the final of Miss Junior Teen Great Britain to be held in Blackpool in October.   Georgia is working hard to promote the event’s nominated charity – Together for Short Lives, as much as possible. Together for Short Lives is the leading UK charity for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and all those who support, love and care for them. They support families, professionals and services, including children’s hospices.   Councillor Hughes said: “Georgia is extremely caring and hard working and it was a pleasure to welcome her to County Hall. She has already been fundraising for Together for Short Lives, and is currently collecting donations of old clothes, bedding, and towels to take to the Clothes Bank to exchange for a donation to the charity.  Please help if you can- donations can be made directly to Georgia’s Justgiving page”   Georgia said:- “I don’t think people realise that pageant competitions in this country are about far more than physical beauty. They require girls to raise funds for charity, get involved in community events, and basically show their caring side. It’s a great thing for young people to be involved with, as it builds your confidence, teaches you more about what is going on around you, and makes you realise how lucky you are. Being involved with Miss Junior Teen Great Britain is turning out to be a very valuable life experience for me.”    Image Pictured are Cllr Ray Hughes, Georgia Kaye Edwards, Mrs Gwenda Hughes and Cllr Cindy Hinds.