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Enter Miss Liverpool City Region Heat of Miss England Contest online now!

COULD you become a role model for others to look up to? This year, due to the Corona virus situation we are seeing many role models, like Miss England 2019, Bhasha Mukheriee, who has swapped her pageant crown for her scrubs as she returns to work as an NHS Doctor during the Coronavirus crisis. That is not forgetting the former Miss Southport, from 2016, Chloe Brown, who is now working as a student nurse on the wards in a local Hospital, plus, so many others. You don't have to be a Nurse or a Doctor to take part in Miss England, but someone who wants to do good within the community and be a role model to others.

Sadly, the lockdown has leaded to huge changes in the way the Miss England and Miss World Contest will be run. Many of the Miss England Heats, around the country, have had to be cancelled, due to the lockdown and social distancing, but not Miss Liverpool City Region, as it will now be held online for the very 1st time. The Miss Liverpool City Region contest was due to be held as an event this month, but as it has been moved you can still enter, if you want to take part. Closing date is 14 May 2020, so don't delay… Miss Liverpool City Region is a local heat of the Official Miss England Contest and open to those aged 16 and not older than 26, on 30 December 2020.

To enter you must work, study or live within the Liverpool City Region, providing you meet the rules of the contest, which can be located on the official Miss England website and later this week on the titles official website There is an initial fee of £25 non refundable admin / audition fee, to be paid on Miss England's Online Shop. If you know a company or a small business who would like extra publicity (maybe they now having to sell online and need to publicise that or to alert people when their business reopens when lock down over) They can be added on to your Miss Liverpool City Region Heat entry listing photo, on both the Miss England site and Miss Liverpool City Region website, as your sponsor for just £50!

Should you enter this heat, you need to send 3 videos, which will be uploaded to the Miss England You Tube Channel, as follows:-

1. An introduction video to introduce yourself, lasting less than 1 min, giving your name and age plus something interesting about yourself or your occupation, your hobby and your dreams for future.

2. A catwalk video, to see how you walk, do your best, indoors or outdoors, but remember do not to brake lockdown rules.

3. A talent video / optional (1 min) - This does not have to be singing or dancing it can be anything eg:- art / drama / cake making / dressmaking / poetry / gymnastics / playing an instrument / magic trick etc.

For more information please email:- Pat.Yourstruly@BTInternet.Com for more information..

Supporting the Community with Knock 'N' Drop

CHILDNOOD friends Cameron Millen and Harry Maitland, both 20 years old, met at Merchant Taylors' School, in Crosby, as young boys. After taking their A levels in 2018, they went their separate ways; Cameron to read Economics, at Cambridge University and Harry to pursue his career as a musician.

However, both lads suddenly found themselves back in Birkdale, in March 2020, as the lockdown was put in place by the Government to ensure the protection of our lives against the Covid-19 Pandemic. As with many around the world, they quickly found their personal journeys taking a very different path; it was time for a new plan!

It was at this point that Cameron and Harry decided that they wanted support the local community they had grown up in as they saw an escalating problem. Whilst those who were healthy and under 70 years old could go to the food shops, the most vulnerable and elderly could not; how would those members of society get access to healthy food? Shops were selling out of produce as people stockpiled and it was getting harder and harder to secure a delivery slot with the supermarkets. Smaller, independent shops were starting to close down and the local high street was beginning to feel like a different place.

The lads' 1st goal was to create a partnership with local shops in order to take groceries straight to the door of those who needed help the most. Cameron and Harry then delivered the groceries themselves, before it became apparent that the demand was more than they could deal with alone. Now, after over 1500 deliveries, they have created a team of 30 drivers to distribute food further than just Birkdale and Southport. Knock N' Drop has been born!

Harry and Cameron are delighted that they are now able to offer help to other communities with shops in Formby and Crosby coming on board and using the Knock N' Drop team to deliver their products. The boys' personal aim is to help as many people as possible and, even when the period of adjustment does begin, they realise it will be a long time before life gets back to what it was before for many of us. Harry and Cameron have even had the chance to describe their initiative to Southport MP, Damien Moore.

"We are now looking for as many shops as possible to partner with us to reach more people. Knock N' Drop has already helped to support a 40% increase in the rate of food deliveries of our established partners; our aim is to help many more vendors reach their customers."
says Harry.

"Communities need our help now more than ever. Thanks to our expanding team of drivers we can now support more butchers, greengrocers and fishmongers, as they work so hard to feed their customers. We can have shops partnered with us and up and running in just 3 days." continued Cameron.

Guy Kilty, Presenter of BBC Radio 5 Live's Business Programme, and Money Box Live on BBC Radio 4 tells us that this lockdown period has created a stark change in how we shop. "There has been a huge change in shopping habits, with people moving to online. Consumers may never go back into the shops."

If you are a vendor and are looking to start delivering, or have a delivery system, but need help; please contact them today:- 07380192539.

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