Inverurie’s Emily Ferne Walton, 21, will be taking to the stage as a finalist in the Miss Aberdeen & Inverness Platinum Competition this weekend.
Miss Aberdeen & Inverness Platinum breaks down the barriers of usual pageants and focuses more on the participant’s personalities, philanthropic work in the communities they stay as well as promoting goals and achievements of the girls. Emily will be showcasing her support of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) in the competition following their Health Promotion talk at her work, Johnston & Carmichael Accountants who have CHSS as their Charity of the Year.
Emily said: “Choosing a charity to represent was a hard decision for me as I am extremely lucky in the fact I haven’t ever been directly affected by any charities in regards to illnesses in my family.
“I therefore had to choose a charity which represented something I was passionate about - health! As CHSS is Scotland’s Health Charity I knew this was the charity I could really put my all into.”
Emily certainly has put her all into it, gaining support from local businesses and visiting local CHSS stroke groups in the area including Foo’s Yer Doos, an affiliated stroke support group that celebrates the love of singing.
CHSS fundraising officer Katie Jones said: “We are so honoured to have Emily represent us in the Miss Aberdeen Platinum finals.
“Encouraging people to be active agents in promoting their own health and exercise is paramount to just one of the many measures you can take to prevent chest, heart and stroke illness.”