A Plymouth beauty queen has used her platform to raise thousands of pounds for charities and hopes to raise even more in the coming months.
In 2017 Jasmine Vigus-Huggins landed the crown at the prestigious Little Miss Teen Great Britain competition and this year she’s competing for the official title of Miss Teen Galaxy UK.
When the 16-year-old landed the national title, she helped fundraise £2000 for Together for Short Lives who supports children who are critically ill.
As part of her fundraising, Jasmine was able to visit Little Harbour Hospice in St Austell and said the experience was “eye-opening”, enabling her to see how the vital funds were used.
“It was just so great to see that the money could be spent on toys to help the children and care days out for the families just to take their mind off any of their worries,” Jasmine said.
The pageant is one of the leading beauty pageants in the UK and is a one-of-a-kind experience for young women, with a chance for this year’s finalists to represent the UK in an American beauty contest next year.
Jasmine is kicking off her fundraising with an online Pancake Day bake off on Tuesday, February 16.
She will be joined by well-known celebrity chef Chris Tanner who will be judging the competition to help fundraise towards the chosen charity.
Entrants of the competition will pay £2 and then submit their photographs of their pancakes to Jasmine.
“Then Chris Tanner, the celebrity judge will judge them and there will be a prize for the winner,” she added.
Recently Jasmine hosted an online talent search where people sent in their entries of performances, dancing, singing and acting to a panel of industry-based judges.
In the midst of picking a winner, Jasmine has already kicked off her fundraiser with £134 including sponsors from The Hair Bar Plymouth and Huggins Marina Group.
The former Miss Teen Great Britain hopes to keep putting fun fundraisers together to help make a difference.
She is also working towards launching her innovative campaign helping disadvantaged children and tackling youth crime.
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Her aim is to help young people access “extra curricular activities and more things that would help bring them away from crime and getting involved in other things that would completely ruin their childhood”.
Jasmine hopes to launch her campaign within the next few months and she is looking for Plymouth charities who would like to be involved.
“I [would] just love to say that if anybody had anything that they’d love me to get involved with, I’d be more than happy to do appearances charity work,” she said.
“I love to help out wherever I can.”
If you’d like to donate to Jasmine’s fundraiser, you can do so, here.