What an amazing day!
Our Square Pegs Pageant was quite simply a huge success, at Square Pegs we like to celebrate the differences in people and so to take on a pageant based on and inviting in pageant folk, PRO's & newbies was a task and a half, but we have pulled it off and the feedback has already been so positive.
A controversial fundraiser (our speciality), we believe, today has celebrated the positive side of UK pagentary, with many thanks to give we start with my (charlie's) fellow trustees, Sharon & Johnny who have supported me through my mad ideas & were integral in todays successful event. Huge thanks to our wonderful band of volunteers, ASDA Community champion Rachel Webber, Parker Davis, Rachael Pickard, Ann & Conner Ling, Evan Morgan, Jake Farrell, with special thanks to some sweetie treats for our contestants, hand made, by Deb Howsam, & Contestant vouchers from WizzingtonMoo's Tutus. Our accountants AddoAccounting for collating scores, Malcolm Dent who has generously filmed the event for us, Alice Mills of Alice's Wonderland Photography for taking snaps all day along with Mia Henry, a young budding photographer! We cannot wait to share our pictures & videos in the very near future!
We were fortunate to have a number of Judges including Kim Way from Changes Clinic (who also provided some fab makeup for the judges and some of our contestants raising an extra £45 for the charity pot!), Ruth Wade, Face of the year 2016, Dawn Lowe, Miss Catwalk Perfect, Anna, Ultimate beauty of America 2016/17, Kat Henry, British Beauty Curve, & Channon Kail, Miss Hampshire 2016. We had help to look after the judges from a fab volunteer Shara, Teen Hampshire finalist for the 2016 Sensational UK Pageant system, Angel Anne Reilly, Junior Hampshire finalist for the 2016 Sensational UK Pageant who helped to bring together the director's choice awards & the people's choice award.
Recognition is also well deserved for our lovely compere Courtney Lee Collins, Face of the Globe Teen Finalist 2016, & the lovely Mayor of Gosport, Councillor Lynn Hook, who opened the event in her usual uplifting way.
We are so grateful that the day flowed so well that the contestants had fun with our Kid's Club in the break, the reason we do these type of events is to make it a relaxed community affair and of course we hope make some money to help keep the charity project afloat. We will update the amount raised in the comments tomorrow.
At our event all of our contestants left with a crown & a sash at least with two holidays up for grabs. Our winners list includes;