Britain’s Junior Miss, Elli Westwood, is preparing to honour a promise she made to the late cancer campaigner Ben Ashworth by jumping out of a plane.
The 16-year-old had planned to do a skydive with Ben, of Preston, but sadly he died in July, aged 38.
Now, Elli, of Cottam, has vowed to do the jump in his honour.
She will complete the challenge on December 14.
The Ashton High School pupil said: “I am now a national title holder and the first ever Britain's Junior Miss to be crowned and I feel so fortunate and so excited for the year.
“I have now just recently planned my charity skydive in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation and in memory of the incredible Ben Ashworth who I was planning on doing the skydive with as soon as I turned 16. Heart breaking as it is, I am no longer able to do it with him due to his recent passing to bowel cancer so I am now doing it in memory of him instead.
“I am so excited to jump out of a plane. I want to raise as much money as possible so here is the link to my just giving if anybody is willing to donate as little as one pound. It will be much appreciated.”
Elli was crowned Britain's Junior Miss in April and was also awarded the Junior Miss Charity award for raising £5,670.
She also represented Just Boutique as the Prom Face of Just Boutique.
To sponsor Elli visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?userUrl=ElliWestwoodBJM&faId=867566&isTeam=false
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