October 15, 2015

Miss England World '13 honoured by 'Freedom of the City'

On Friday October 9th, Miss England 2013 Kirsty Heslewood was granted the immense honour of being made a ‘Freeman of the City’ of London for her outstanding contribution to charity work.

One of the oldest surviving traditional ceremonies still in existence, the Freedom of the City of London was first presented in 1237, and in modern society it remains as a unique part of London’s history to which many people who have lived or worked in the city have been proud to be admitted.
A special celebration took place at the Guildhall London with Kirsty’s family & friends to mark the occasion and celebrate Kirsty’s success.
Speaking to the Miss World Office this morning, Kirsty said "It was a great honour to be bestowed with 'Freedom of the City' for all my charity fundraising. For someone who was so shy and has always struggled with speaking, it was a significant personal accomplishment as I would have never of dreamt of achieving the things I have. Another proud moment for myself as well as winning Miss England and representing my country on the Miss World stage. Thank you everyone who has supported me. I wonder what is next?"
During her year as Miss England , Kirsty became an ambassador for SMIRA , a charity which helps children with selective mutism , a condition which as a young girl suffered from herself.  Kirsty has also ran countless marathons including the London Marathon ,  organized  various charity events in her home town including and presented a Holiday home for the Torbay based charity THNN.
Over the last few years Kirsty has raised thousands of pounds for charities such as Variety Children’s Charity and Beauty with a Purpose which helps disadvantaged children and families throughout the world.

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