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Flintshire beauty queens raise money for charity

A FLINTSHIRE beauty queen organised a charity photo shoot in memory of her uncle who died in a motorbike accident.

Hannah Hunter, this year’s Miss Flintshire, raised £433, which will be split between Cancer Research and the Hospice of the Good Shepherd – a charity her uncle Kevin Gratrix supported.

Mr Gratix, 53, of Ellesmere Port, died on July 23 this year when he crashed while riding along the New Ferry Bypass in Wirral.

The former Alun School pupil from Gwernaffield, organised the photo shoot at her family home and asked people to pay £25 for an hour with a professional photographer. They then got to take away 10-15 pictures on a disk to keep.

Hannah, 21, said: “It was a fantastic day and went really well. The weather was on our side and everyone had a great time.

“We also put on a raffle, which we are carrying on for an extra week to raise more for the charities.”

On the day Hannah, who is in her third year studying equine therapy at Bishop Burton College in Hull, was joined by 13-year-old Whitney Bridges of Pentre, who is currently Miss Teen Flintshire Galaxy.

Whitney will take part in the 2012 Miss Teen Galaxy Wales finals.

Whitney said: “Hannah came up with a great idea to raise money for a good cause. I can’t wait for the next one.”