A University of Worcester student and Miss England contestant is continuing to raise money for good causes, despite the coronavirus crisis hitting the charity sector hard.

Isobel Lines, who took part in the 2019 tournament while studying sport science at the university, said she is continuing to support charities during the lockdown.

The 19 year-old has been hosting lockdown quizzes with fellow members of the University's equestrian society to raise money for good causes including the NHS and Beauty With a Purpose, which supports disadvantaged children worldwide.

She also hosted a 'Battle of the Game Shows' quiz to raise money for suicide prevention charity Papyrus.

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Miss Lines said: "Hand on heart, I have never met such an inspiring and hardworking organisation (Papyrus). They taught me so much about myself, helped me through a hard mourning period of my life and educated me on mental health.

“This will be my final year of competing due to career options and I am super excited and fully intend to make the most of it and to continue to showcase my charity work despite the current lockdown.

“Last month I launched a campaign to encourage the reduction in plastic pollution and to educate local schools and university students within the city of my University.

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“Over the last year, I have also collectively raised over £4,000 for charities including Papyrus, Midlands International Aid Trust, the Sunshine Fund and Beauty With A Purpose.

“I am the RAG (raising and giving) sports representative at university, raising awareness for individuals who are suicidal (Papyrus), after losing a school friend 2 years ago.”

Miss Lines chose Papyrus after a school friend died. Speaking last summer, she said: “It really helps to have a personal connection to the charity.

"It really affected us all when our friend died and if we and the school had known about it at the time it would have made the experience much less traumatic."