A finalist for the 2020 Ms Great Britain competition is looking forward to fundraising for two charities as part of her quest to win the prestigious title.
April Banbury, from Kings Langley, is looking to raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research and Alex’s Wish.
To help raise funds, April is taking to the skies in a motor glider in November as part of her loop the loop challenge with AeroSPARX.
Speaking about the challenge, April said: “I am not the best with heights, so I am a little apprehensive as I will be doing the loop the loop, but I am looking forward to it.”
Alongside her upcoming challenge, April zip wired across London on the worlds fastest zip wire in September and will be heading to Great Ormond Street nearing Christmas to hand out presents to some of the children in hospital.
The wedding dress designer, who made her stamp at London Fashion Week last month, is no stranger to pageants, which she says made her into the successful woman she is today.
“I have been doing pageants for about seven years now and previously competed in Miss Great Britain. I have a genuine connection with pageants, when I did my first one, I wanted to throw up – I was so nervous, but since then I have never looked back,” said April.
“I was super shy at school, had no confidence, so doing my first pageant was facing a personal fear of mine, but I am so glad I did it.
“Every job interview I have had since; I have got the job and that’s because of these pageants. The things people don’t realise about them are they teach you so many life skills, like interview techniques.”
April said any support would make a difference to the charities close to her heart.
Her fundraising page can be found at www.uk.virginmoneygiving.