Beauty queen to stage charity pageant for children

January 25 2019
Beauty queen to stage charity pageant for children

A LYDE Green resident is organising a charity pageant for children in order to raise funds for a charity that is close to her heart.

Jasmine Jade Lines has been modelling locally for four and a half years, and decided to submit her application to take part in the Miss Diamond United Kingdom beauty pageant last year. She was named Miss Bristol Diamond for 2019 in November.

The Miss Diamond pageant is now in its fourth year, and one person represents each city in the different categories: Classic, Mrs/Ms, Miss, Teen, Junior and Mini. The winner of each category at the UK finals in April will go on to the Miss Regency International finals in Las Vegas in June.

Alongside Jasmine, eight year old Seren Gibbs, from Lyde Green, is also competing in the pageant as Miss Bristol Junior Diamond. After hearing of Jasmine’s success, Seren’s mum Cody contacted her as Seren wanted to get involved with modelling, and Jasmine suggested that she should submit an application too.

As part of their fundraising duties before the finals, Jasmine and Seren have organised a Disney themed quiz, and Jasmine has also decided to hold a local fundraising pageant for children aged between two and 12 at Lyde Green Community Centre, on Saturday February 16. All proceeds apart from the hall hire fee will be donated to SANDS, a local miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss charity Jasmine is passionate about supporting.

The pageant will be split into four categories: Tiny Miss aged two to four, Little Miss aged five to eight and Junior Miss aged eight to 12, plus a special category for boys.

There will be two rounds – fashion and evening wear – and Jasmine is keen to reinforce to parents that they do not have to go out and buy anything special. Suggested outfits include a princess dress or whatever the children fancy, along with a day outfit and any props.

The children will need to be dropped off at the Community Centre at 9am on the day where they will be taught all they need to know for the event. The pageant will start at 5pm, and parents are welcome to stay for the whole day or just come for the show at the end. Food and drinks will also be provided for the children on the day.

There is only space available for 10 children in each category, and each category will have one winner who will receive a sash, crown and small toy prize.

Jasmine, who works as a member of Easyjet’s cabin crew flying from Gatwick Airport, said: “I’m feeling confident ahead of the UK finals, but at the moment I’m focused on raising as much money and awareness for SANDS as possible. They are not a cause that you know of until you need them, and that needs to change, because they rely on donations to keep running.”

Entry costs £10 per child, and parents will be allowed to attend the show for free, while siblings or grandparents will need to pay £5 for a ticket. A professional photographer will produce a video of the pageant that can be bought on the day.

To find out more about Jasmine’s fundraising pageant for children and the Miss Diamond United Kingdom pageant, email missbristoldiamond@gmail.com