Galaxy Harriotte’s a real shining star

Miss Teen Tyne and Wear Galaxy Harriotte Lane with the pageant cheque.
Miss Teen Tyne and Wear Galaxy Harriotte Lane with the pageant cheque.

An inspirational teenager is helping to show girls how to get involved in charity fund-raising.

Harriotte Lane, 16 of West Allotment, organised a pageant to help girls get into fund-raising and build their confidence.

The event raised £1,846 for The Christie, a cancer charity that is building a proton beam therapy unit.

The 31 contestants were challenged to raise £20 for charity. The top fund-raiser was seven-year-old Daisy Tams, pictured right with Harriotte, who raised £246 by making and selling pompoms and hosting a tombola and pamper party.

Harriotte, who is Miss Teen Tyne and Wear Galaxy, was recently presented with the Diana Award in recognition of her charity work and for making a positive impact on the community.