Miss World Beauty With A Purpose was able to raise £50,000 for the children of Coram
courtesy of Official Miss World
(L-R): Miss England Carina Tyrell, Miss World 2013 Megan Young and Miss Wales Alice Ford
Just recently, Miss World’s Beauty With A Purpose Project donated £50,000.00 to one of its chosen beneficiaries – Coram
, a UK-based National Centre of Excellence for Children. Focus is on those who are particularly challenged, such as refugee, migrant and trafficked children, those who cannot remain safely in their birth family and have been exposed to trauma.
Read the complete Press Release below:
The Miss World Organisation through the Beauty with a Purpose charity has chosen to support one of the UK’s first children’s charities, Coram. The partnership will help Coram to support more vulnerable children and young people whilst enabling many more to find out about its work.
Coram was founded in 1739, committed to improving the life chances of the most vulnerable. Together Coram and Beauty with a Purpose will help to deliver the charities core mission; developing, delivering and promoting best practice in the support of vulnerable young people.
An initial donation of £50,000, raised by Miss England 2014 contestants on behalf of Beauty with a Purpose, was presented earlier today at a ceremony marking the beginning of this partnership. The cheque was presented to Coram CEO Dr Carol Homden CBE, by Miss World CEO Mrs Julia Morley, who was joined at the presentation by Reigning Miss World Megan Young, Miss England Carina Tyrrell and Miss Wales Alice Ford.
Funds raised at this year’s Miss World Charity Ball will be donated to Coram, as well as funds raised by the 2015 contestants for both Miss England and Miss Wales.
Speaking earlier today, Julia Morley, Chairman of the Miss World Organisation, said: “I am delighted to announce my support for the Coram cause. It’s a charity close to my heart and I look forward to us working together. Coram is important in its strategic work and how it fights for young people. I believe the survival packs which Coram has developed will give the youngsters their right to a happier future and also to help to keep them safe.”
Today’s visit included a tour of Coram’s campus, meeting young people who have benefitted from its Housing and Youth Support service, and also they sat in on a session run by Coram Life Education; a programme which helps children and young people throughout the UK make healthy and positive life choices.
Coram CEO, Dr Carol Homden CBE, said: “It is thrilling to see such impressive young ambassadors striving to make a difference to other young people in the world. The funding, which has been so generously donated to Coram through Beauty with a Purpose is going to make an enormous difference to Coram. It is enough to enable us to reach greater numbers of children and young people with our survival pack scheme which offers a range of essential support.”
Megan was excited about the new partnership, and was keen to express how impressed she was at the Coram campus and their philosophy “Getting to know about Coram was a great experience for me as I got to see how they have been able to help so many children throughout the 275 years they have been active. Learning about first hand experience from former pupils of Coram really warmed my heart. It’s lovely to see how far former pupils have come along.”