By Helen Hyland, Fundraising Manager, ME Association.
Teen Fashion model Keri Johnstone (pictured) is certainly one of the most glamorous fundraiser's we have had for ME Awareness Week. But she didn't start out that way.
She was scouted by a fashion designer whilst on holiday when she was just 13. Since then she has walked the catwalk in Berlin and has done fashion shoots for designers in Europe and the UK.
Her mother Karen tells us that she is a very kind soul and is working hard to raise awareness of M.E.
Keri is thrilled to be in the finals of the Miss Teen Continental UK Contest and has kindly agreed to support the ME Association for her required charity work.
Keri chose the to support the charity at the suggestion of Rosemary Lloyd, a member of and advocate for the ME Association and present holder of the Miss Worldwide 2017/18 title.
Keri spent her Bank Holiday Monday doing a Charity walk in aid of the ME Association ‘Go Blue for M.E.' campaign. With friends and family, she distributed leaflets and gave out balloons and stickers whilst walking around a packed Royal Victoria Country Park in Netley, Hampshire.
Her Justgiving page has raised over £100 for the ME Association in the hope that research will find a cure for this dreadful illness.
Rosemary Lloyd is to be judging the Miss Continental UK competition at Clayton Crown Hotel in NW2 3ED from 7.30pm on Friday 11th May.
Rosemary has generously offered to award a BLUE custom crown and sash to the contestant making the best charity public appearance in aid of M.E.
If you are on twitter, look out for the photos of the ladies wearing blue with the hashtag #meweek #meawareness
Wishing everyone the best of luck for the competition – with grateful thanks for raising awareness of M.E. so beautifully.
The ME Association
If you would like show your support for our vital work then please donate whatever you can afford to our ME Awareness Week Just Giving campaign – Go BLUE for ME.
Help us continue to make the UK a better place for people with M.E.