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Leela Hanson, ‘Miss Teen Staffs Galaxy 2011/12′, is organising a fashion show to raise money for local disabled and terminally ill children, donating proceeds to Newlife Foundation in Cannock.

The Fashion Show will be held on Tuesday, 31 January at 7pm at Chase Terrace Technical College in Burntwood. Tickets are on sale now from the College for £2 each.

Seventeen-year-old Leela from Burntwood, who was awarded her title last June, will model clothes from the Newlife trading store along with other sixth formers from the College. All clothes modelled will be available to buy on the night and the proceeds plus ticket sales will go to Newlife to help buy essential equipment for local disabled and terminally ill children.

Leela said: “I wanted to put my title to good use and help people who need it. I am studying dance at Walsall college and ultimately want to be a dancer but I know that many children don’t get the opportunities I have.”

Newlife’s Fundraising Manager Nora Smith said: “Demand on Newlife’s services has rocketed and so we are always looking for help to raise funding for essential equipment. We are very grateful to Leela.” There are currently 12 children in Staffordshire awaiting equipment costing over £23,000. Newlife has just been able to fund a powered wheelchair costing £6,779 for one local teenager thanks to the hard work of fundraisers. Robert Brassington from Newcastle under Lyme is now less housebound and enjoying his newfound independence. If anyone wants to run a fundraising event, the Newlife Community Fundraising Team can be contacted on freephone 0800 988 4640.


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Pictured: Leela Hanson, ‘Miss Teen Staffs Galaxy 2011/12′