Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Stephanie, 9, wins Miss Charity award

Photo, L-R: Air Ambulance Pilot, Captain Kevin Goddard, paramedic Sloane Philips, Stephanie Rees, and doctors Neel Bhanderi and Mamoun Abu-Habsa.

A Kingsdown girl was treated to a tour of the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance after raising a fantastic £750 for the life-saving charity.

Stephanie Rees, nine, won the title of Junior Face of the Globe for the South East in a competition held at the Azur Marina in Hastings.

She also won the Miss Charity title after raising the most funds for charity by holding a fashion show at The Five Bells pub in Ringwould.

The youngster will now go to London, Paris and Eurodisney to complete against contestants from around the world in the grand final of the Face of the Globe, next month.

Last week, Stephanie proudly wore her wore her Junior Grand Finalist sash and tiara as she visited the Air Ambulance base to see the helicopter and meet the pilot, doctor and paramedic.

It wasn’t quite a throne but the former Deal carnival queen was even allowed to sit inside the twin-engine MD902 Explorer aircraft.

She said: “It was really fun and really interesting to see the Air Ambulance. I knew it was important before I came here but I didn’t know how fast and how quickly they can get to areas.

“I think it’s really good what they do, it’s amazing, and I’m so glad they can get to people where other ambulances can’t.”

Stephanie also held a sponsored walk, race night, cake sale and an online pet pageant and has so far raised £1,500 for the Air Ambulance and the Rainbow Foundation.

1 comment:

  1. well done Stephanie for raising good money and raising awareness to the Kent Air Ambulance