Mum’s charity beauty pageant

A MOTHER is organising a beauty pageant for girls to help raise money towards a school’s new sensory room for blind and partially-sighted children.

Nicky Sarton, of Adam Close, St Leonards, was inspired to set the event up after her eight-year-old daughter Millee came fourth in the finals of the junior section of the Miss Spirit of True Beauty contest in May.

Mrs Sarton hopes to raise as much cash as possible towards the facility at Churchwood School, which was officially opened by former glamour model Katie Price in June.

The mum, who is a governor at the school, said: “The pageant will be open to all girls of all shapes and sizes, aged from four to 12 from across the UK.

“There never has been a beauty pageant held in the south east before. The one Millee went to was in Cardiff.

“We would like to raise as much as we can for the new sensory room. Some equipment we need costs thousands of pounds.”

Mrs Sarton is hoping to get Miss Price to come to the event, pencilled in for October 22 at the High Beech Hotel in St Leonards, and is liaising with her daughter’s modelling agency.

She said the entry cost has yet to be decided but it would be around £70 to £80.

For more information email Mrs Sarton at