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Preston’s own Junior Miss Britain is doing a charity skydive

Posted on - 1st September, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, News, People
Elli Westwood seems genuinely overwhelmed at winning the national competition Pic: Tarleton Photography

Elli picks up the Junior Miss Britain title Pic: Tarleton Photography

Junior Miss Britain, Elli Westwood, is doing a skydive in memory of Ben Ashworth and in the hope of raising money for charity.

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The former Junior Miss Preston 2016 will tackle the challenge on 14 December 2017 in Lancashire.

All proceeds will be going to The Rosemere Cancer Foundation, a charity set up in order to support world class cancer treatment throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria, and give the best possible care for cancer patients.

Elli had originally planned to do the charity skydive with the inspirational marathon runner Ben.

However after he sadly passed away from bowel cancer in July, aged 38, Elli now wants to complete the challenge in his memory.

Ben Ashworth with his Berlin Marathon medal
Ben Ashworth with his Berlin Marathon medal

Elli said: “The inspirational Ben Ashworth passed away recently and lost his life to Bowel Cancer after fighting the disease for five years.

“Ben inspired me with his positive ‘can do’ attitude.

“Ben and I had planned to do a skydive together.

“Now that isn’t possible I will be doing the skydive alone in memory of Ben himself. ”

Read more: How the Sikh community is quietly feeding the city’s homeless

You can donate to Elli’s charity skydive via her online Virgin Money Giving page.

You can also keep up to date with Elli and her challenge by following her on the Facebook Page.

Will you be donating to Elli Westwood’s charity skydive? Have you been involved with any charities recently? Let us know in the comments below

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