Char­i­ta­ble Miss Wilm­slow hopes for na­tional ti­tle

Wilmslow Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE - ABIGAIL O’LEARY abigail.oleary@trin­i­tymir­ror.com @Abi­gailOLeary

ABEAUTY queen who al­ready car­ries the ti­tle of Miss Wilm­slow now has her sights set on Miss Eng­land.

So­phie Tozer, 28, won her cur­rent ti­tle in July last year, af­ter com­pet­ing with other ap­pli­cants in the North West re­gion.

But now So­phie, who lives in Wilm­slow, is pre­par­ing to take part in the na­tional beauty con­test with 70 UK re­gions.

The 5ft11in make-up artist has carved her­self a mod­el­ling and act­ing ca­reer, but is now turn­ing her at­ten­tion to char­ity work for The Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion.

So­phie said: “I’m do­ing some gen­eral help­ing out in the char­ity shop, and the rea­son I chose that char­ity is be­cause so many peo­ple are af­fected by heart dis­ease.

“l lost all my grand­par­ents to heart dis­ease so I’ve been per­son­ally touched by it.”

And the heartache caused by the dis­ease was felt by So­phie’s fam­ily once again af­ter los­ing a CHIL­DREN at Nether Alder­ley Pri­mary won an in­ter-schools spell­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

The young­sters from years three, four, five and six won the Wilm­slow pri­mary schools spell­ing bee hosted by head­teacher Dar­ren Mor­gan at Lin­dow Pri­mary School.

They took on group ac­tiv­i­ties such as ana­grams, Scrab­ble and in­di­vid­ual spell­ing tests to beat nine other teams.

Richard Craven, head­teacher, said: “The chil­dren had a very en­joy­able af­ter­noon and were thrilled to win. Many thanks to Mr Mor­gan for putting on the event.” fam­ily friend last week.

So­phie added: “Peo­ple talk about can­cer much more, but so many peo­ple are af­fected by heart dis­ease.”

The Wilm­slow beauty queen has even matched her dresses for the forth­com­ing pageant to show ex­tra sup­port for the Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion.

She added: “I’ve gone for a red dress for my evening gown to rep­re­sent the char­ity I’m sup­port­ing.”

So­phie, who is cur­rently fea­tur­ing in an Im­pe­rial Leather ad­vert, will be en­tered into an in­ter­view round at the pageant, where judges will ask contestants more about their lives.

And So­phie will cer­tainly have plenty to say af­ter mod­el­ling at Manch­ester Fash­ion Week, as well as cre­at­ing a suc­cess­ful name for her­self as a free­lance make-up artist.

So­phie, who also cam­paigns for an­i­mal char­ity PETA, will be com­pet­ing in the Miss Eng­land pageant on Fe­bru­ary 8.

And suc­cess could mean a trip to Amer­ica for So­phie, who will then be en­tered into a Miss Galaxy com­pe­ti­tion.

The Nether Alder­ley Pri­mary spell­ing bee win­ners proudly show their medals and tro­phy

Pic­ture by Paul Car­roll

Beauty queen So­phie Tozer is bid­ding to add a Miss Eng­land ti­tle to her Miss Wilm­slow crown

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