Contestants in Miss South Yorkshire 2018 have been raising money for Bluebell Wood in the run up to the final of the regional modelling competition. 

From charity fashion shows and coffee mornings, to collections at the Rotherham Show and car-boot sales, each of the competitors set themselves the task of raising funds for the charity that supports children and young adults whose lives are just too short. 

Between them, the 11 grand finalists raised a total of £2744 for Bluebell Wood. 

The live final of Miss South Yorkshire was held at The Fairway Hotel, Barnsley, with first place awarded to Lorna Stratford, who will now go on to represent South Yorkshire at the Supermodel England 2018 National Final. 

Event organiser, Alexandra Devine of Envied Events, said: "We chose Bluebell Wood because we wanted to support a South Yorkshire charity and benefit our local area, and we couldn't think of anywhere better than Bluebell Wood. 

“I am absolutely delighted with the amount raised because all the girls worked so hard in the run up to the live final. This was the first year we've held the Miss South Yorkshire regional heat for Supermodel England, so I am over the moon that we’ve raised so much. I really hope this helps make a difference to the families that Bluebell Wood supports." 

Anna Gott, Community Fundraiser, Bluebell Wood, said: “We’re really grateful to Miss South Yorkshire and all the contestants for choosing Bluebell Wood. We’re only able to keep our doors open for families facing incredibly tough times thanks to community fundraising like this. It means we can continue to offer the range of support services that families need, including end of life treatment and care, counselling, short breaks and music therapy. So a big thank you to everyone involved.”