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Town’s Miss Derby to skydive for charity

Miss Derby with Ilkeston FC players James Read, left, Gary Ricketts and Laurie Wilson

Miss Derby with Ilkeston FC players James Read, left, Gary Ricketts and Laurie Wilson

A West Hallam teenager who won this year’s Miss Derby crown is gearing up to do a skydive to raise funds for her chosen charity.

Hannah-Jayne Talbot 19, who won the Miss Derby title in February, has planned the skydive, at Langar Airfield in Nottingham, in the run-up to preparations for the Miss England finals in June.

She is currently looking for local businesses to support her daredevil challenge on May 24, which is in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. She has already raised more than £200 for the charity event, which will see her skydive in tandem with a professional.

The part-time sales assistant said: “I have always wanted to do a skydive - this is the perfect opportunity, when I can raise funds for a charity so close to my heart.

“The entire experience of Miss Derby is completely new to me and I am hoping I can use my new crown to give something back to a cause I’ve experienced first hand.”

Hannah has worked hard to drum up support, making appearances and doing bucket collections around Derbyshire.

On Saturday she appeared at Ilkeston FC’s Manor Ground to do a collection, raising an additional £100 in just half an hour.

Local businesses and residents that want to donate can do so at www.justgiving.com/Hannah-Jayne-Talbot

 

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