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Miss England semi-finalist hopes to continue her fantastic fundraising work

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A Calcot woman is through to the Miss England semi-finals where she hopes to raise money for a charity that supports and protects disadvantaged children worldwide.

Rhianna Davis, a 24-year-old talent acquisition coordinator, had never competed in a pageant or done any modelling before entering the competition back in May.

Miss Davis has raised more than £5,000 for charity over the last seven years and saw the Miss England competition as a great way for her to raise the bar with her fundraising work.

Rhianna Davis
Rhianna Davis

She said: “I have made it my mission to raise money for different charities over the past seven years and I have no intention of stopping any time soon.”

Miss Davis’ passion for fundraising for worthy causes came from growing up with her severely autistic brother and losing family members to cancer, including her grandfather who died in 2018.

She took part in a skydive in 2018 to raise money for The Rosemary Appeal, an appeal ran by Newbury Cancer Care which resulted in £5.5m being given to the Greenham Trust Wing at the West Berkshire Community Hospital.

Miss Davis in 2018 preparing for her skydive raising money for the Rosemary Appeal
Miss Davis in 2018 preparing for her skydive raising money for the Rosemary Appeal

She also said: “I fundraise every year because it is my contribution to the world and I get such pleasure from knowing I have made a difference to someone somewhere.”

Miss Davis is supporting Beauty with a Purpose in her run up to the semi-final which takes place at the Taj Hotel in London on Monday, August 22.

She has already raised £390, 78 per cent of her £500 target.

Miss Davis after she completed her skydive
Miss Davis after she completed her skydive

To donate to Miss Davis’ JustGiving page, visit https://bit.ly/3zOjboP

Beauty with a Purpose is the Miss World charity that all pageant contestants are encouraged to raise funds and awareness for.

She also said: “To reach the final or to be crowned Miss England would enable me to do bigger and better things for charity, but with or without the title or crown, I am on a mission to top what I have previously done.”

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