A working mum from Wisbech, who is battling bowel cancer, has been selected to compete for the prestigious Miss World Classic title later this month.
Sarah–Jane Macdonald, 41,who finally hopes to get the all-clear from the disease in December, will compete for the title at the luxurious venue Five Lakes Crowne Plaza, Essex.
Miss World Classic is a new revolutionary show, which has been developed by leading pioneers of the fashion, fitness and modelling industry.
It is the first show of its type and aims to promote health, beauty and fitness whilst inspiring and empowering women to be body proud.
Mrs Macdonald works as an office co-ordinator at Moy Park and when diagnosed with cancer a few years ago started to take up challenges to raise money.
These have included a skydive, spartan race, charity marathon, bungee jumps and then a bikini fitness competition which took place in May of this year.
Since then she has competed in five shows in nine weeks, being placed in every event, and winning her third show in the category Masters bikini, at Yarmouth, in June.
Mrs Macdonald said: “I started my journey with bikini fitness back in May, so just to get an email to say that I had been selected after all of my competitions was just fantastic,” said
“It would be the icing on the cake if I could do well after everything that I have been through.
“I have trained very hard for it. At times it has been very difficult but you learn to live with it.”
She has kindly been sponsored for the competition by www.Liquidsunrayz.co.uk
Tickets for the event, which takes place on Saturday, November 28, can be purchased atwww.missworldclassic.com
Recently, Mrs Macdonald and a group of friends took part in the Shine Night walk marathon and half-marathon, in London, to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Calling themselves the ‘Shining Fitties’, Kerrie Stevens and Lorna Williams, from Downham, and Mrs Macdonald completed the full marathon while Emma Goodwin (Watlington) and Helen Day (Outwell) participated in the half-marathon.
The girls so far have raised more than £1,100 and would like to thank everyone who has donated.
Further donations Cancer Research UK can be made at: www.justgiving.com/ theshiningfitties