ITEC North East apprentice Taylor described her journey…
“I first entered Miss North east as it was something out of my comfort zone and I was really intrigued to see what the pageant life hold and what it entails.
On the day of Miss Durham 2016 we all gathered in the main room in our hotel and greeted each other and that’s when I realised that it wasn’t just me that was scared, all of these girl were exactly the same, they had never done anything like this before and were all anxious yet excited just like me. I went in to the show with an open mind and I have to say that pageants now have completely developed and changed from what they used to be. All pageants Judge on how a girl looks but they also judge on how you present yourself on stage, your behaviour throughout the day, the money you raise for the chosen charity. This Pageant inspired me and has shown me how young girls build up their confidence and overcome challenges that they never thought they would.
Our chosen charity was Butterwick Hospice. It is an amazing and extraordinary charity and I can now say that I am a proud ambassador for the charity and throughout the year I will continue to raise money for their charity involving myself and taking part in anyways that I can. This year’s chosen charity for Miss Great Britain 2016 is Global Make Some Noise, this charity helps disadvantage children and young adults across the UK, I aim to raise an obscene amount of money for these charities as it is something I have always been passionate about and will continue to thrive in. I hope one day I can be a role model to inspire and lead children and young adults into a career that will forever be rewarding.
Winning Miss Durham 2016 has been amazing experience that I will never forget”
Taylor will represent Durham at the National Final of Miss Great Britain 2016 on the 23rd September 2016 at the Athena in Leicester.
Sarah Kernan, Events Fundraiser from Butterwick Hospice said “It has been such a lovely experience working with all of the Miss North East GB contestants. Getting to know them all over the past few months I have seen them grow in confidence and the determination and drive from all girls has been amazing to see. As part of the competition the girls raised money for Butterwick Hospice, who care for patients with life limiting illness and their family free of charge. Taylor raised a total of £517.50 for the Hospice. Taylor has been a pleasure to work with throughout the process and shows continued passion to support the hospice. I don’t think I have seen her without a smile on her face such a lovely girl and we can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for our Miss Durham GB!”