Three sisters from Tydd St Giles make it to finals of national catwalk challenge

PUBLISHED: 17:31 19 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:31 19 September 2017

Jessica Merchant is through to the Catwalk Perfect finals representing Wisbech

Jessica Merchant is through to the Catwalk Perfect finals representing Wisbech

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Three sisters have made it through to the finals of a national catwalk contest.

Lucy Merchant is through to the Catwalk Perfect finals representing Tydd St Giles Lucy Merchant is through to the Catwalk Perfect finals representing Tydd St Giles

Catwalk Perfect UK is in its second year and is growing in reputation as a contest to showcase the personality and good work of young women across Britain.

Emily Merchant is through to the Catwalk Perfect finals Emily Merchant is through to the Catwalk Perfect finals

Young girls are banned from make up and hair pieces and instead they are encouraged to be their natural selves.

Lucy Merchant, 16, Jessica Merchant, 15, and Emily Merchant, 13, from Tydd St Giles all made it to the finals

Their mum Angie Merchant said: “It’s a charity pageant raising money for the Brain Tumour Charity and is a chance for girls to take part in a contest that is not all about glitz and glam but instead show off the real them.”

Lucy studies hairdressing at the College of West Anglia while Jessica and Emily are students at Ramsey Abbey College.

Open to the whole of the UK and Ireland, Catwalk Perfect UK aim to provide a platform for seasoned pageant girls as well as newcomers.

The contest aims to encourage them to become a role model in their local community and throughout the UK.

A contest spokesman said: “We do not have sub-divisions for curves, petite, tattooed ladies as we believe that every woman is perfect in her own way.

“We encourage our queens and finalists to get involved in their local area by taking part in community and charity work and which means our hard work is spread across the United Kingdom.”

“The chosen charity for 2016 was the British Heart Foundation for whom we raised a fantastic £2,681.

“Our 2017 contestants are raising vital funds for The Brain Tumour Charity which is a cause very close to our director, Katherine’s, heart.”

The Catwalk Perfect UK 2017 finals will take place in Peterborough on Saturday November 4.

• If you have a charity challenge or would like the girls to open or appear at a charity event please contact Angie on 07585-661399.

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