FAIRLIGHT beauty queen Kimberley Booker is using her Face of Sussex title to raise funds for good causes.
Winning the title earlier this year has put Kimberley in the running for the Face of the World competition which takes place at Disney Land, Paris in November.
Kimberley is keen on helping others. She teaches performing arts and fitness within the community, local schools, colleges and performing arts studios and travels East Sussex promoting health, social aspects, confidence building and providing classes for all abilities/backgrounds.
She said: I maintain my title for a year and will use it to positively work in the community within the local areas, raise awareness for charities and fund raise.
“I intend on being a positive role model to young females of today’s generation, building their confidence, self belief and inspiring others to do the same.
One of the causes that Kimbereley is supporting is Headway East Kent, a charity that provides help and day centres for those in long term rehabilitation from serious head or brain injuries.
Kimberley said: “The cause is very close to the hearts of myself and my family.
She added: “Head Injury is for many a hidden disability and because of that it is sometimes very difficult for people to understand the effects and that is why we need to raise awareness of the effects to promote a wider understanding.”
She also supports Save The Children International.
Contestants from the beauty pageant have raised nearly £40,000 for charity so far.
A spokesperson for Face of the World said: “It raises awareness and much needed funds for selected charities to help other’s dreams come true too.
“We are delighted with the response to the charity fundraising, the girls have really taken the concept to their hearts to raise such an amazing total.
The Sussex heat took place at the Bannantynes Spa Hotel at Hastings.