Teenager to take on the Guild Wheel

Shannon Murphy with family friends Alan Hayes, Callum Hayes, PNE player Ben Pearson, her dad Mark Murphy, and brother Leon Murphy as part of her Junior Miss Preston fund-raising
Shannon Murphy with family friends Alan Hayes, Callum Hayes, PNE player Ben Pearson, her dad Mark Murphy, and brother Leon Murphy as part of her Junior Miss Preston fund-raising
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A teenager is preparing to cycle the Guild Wheel as part of her bid to become Junior Miss Preston.

Shannon Murphy, of Walton-le-Dale, will cycle 21 miles through the iconic city trail to raise funds for Variety children’s charity.

Shannon Murphy

Shannon Murphy

The 13-year-old, who attends Brownedge St Mary’s High School, said: “I recently got scouted for Junior Miss Preston 2017 and have been given the exciting opportunity to raise money for charity.

“The chosen charity is Variety, which helps disadvantaged and disabled children. They build children’s hospitals and provide specialist equipment for children.

“I wanted to take part in the pageant because it gave me the opportunity to raise money for charity and gain confidence.

“People perceive Junior Miss Preston as a beauty pageant but I would like to prove how much things have changed and how the focus is on charity.

“I chose to do the Guild Wheel as it is quite hard.

“It will be a challenge but I have done it before. I do quite a bit of cycling in the summer months, so I am prepared.”

Shannon will take on the challenge on Tuesday April 4.

To sponsor her, visit http://www.justgiving.com/Shannon-Murphy9
The Junior Miss Preston final will take place at the Playhouse Theatre, in Preston, on April 15.