Ms Robbins, who is one of only 20 people in the UK to be granted direct entry to the national finals of Dream Street’s Miss United Kingdom and Ireland competition, is also aiming to raise funds for The Red Bag Company, and Arthritis Research UK.
Ms Robbins would like to encourage local community support and said:
“I am so pleased to be representing Wednesbury in Dream Street’s Miss United Kingdom and Ireland with the opportunity it gives me to help others. Arthritis Research UK is close to my heart as I have various family members who suffer on a daily basis with the disease so I can see the pain it can cause.
“I’m also in the process of collecting donations of food and toiletries for The Red Bag Company and I am so thankful for the fundraising support from my school, the local community, and sponsorship for Dream Street’s national competition from local company Warmheat UK Ltd.”
Chloe Avon, Founder of the Dream Street Group and local charity The Red Bag Company commented:
“The Miss United Kingdom and Ireland competition is judged based on model potential, ambassadorial ability and personality, and our aim is not to find ‘the most beautiful’, but to find the woman who will be a fantastic role model to her community and the United Kingdom. The annual competition includes fundraising, charity work and appearances on the lead up to the final.
“We are delighted Libby Robbins will be offering fund raising support to Arthritis Research UK and The Red Bag Company, and that she has such an interest in helping other people and making a difference in her local community. The Red Bag Company offers food and clothing to the homeless every Sunday at 6pm in Birmingham Town Centre, working in collaboration with Birmingham Homeless Outreach, and feeds around 50 people a week.
“Dream Street is also aiming to raise as much money as possible for Arthritis Research UK and to provide the charity with excellent regional ambassadors who will deliver the aims of the charity and make us all proud. We want the national competition to give girls the courage and confidence to follow their dreams and realise their life potential by giving them opportunities and encouragement to keep on going that extra mile.”
Speaking about Libby Robbins’ fundraising efforts, Emma Macdonald from Arthritis Research UK said:
“We are really pleased that someone of such a young age is involved in charity fundraising and that she will be raising awareness of our cause in her local community. We are extremely proud of Libby as she champions support for the ten thousand people in the UK suffering from Arthritis, and we wish her all the best with her efforts.”
Grace Academy Darlaston will be offering support for Ms Robbins and Phil Miles, Vice Principal for Ethos and Values, added:
“Well done to Libby for her achievements so far. It is great to see our students engaged with the local community and working together to raise money for charity.”
If you would like to make a donation to help Libby you can contact her on email: Michelle1971@gmail.com.