PRESS RELEASE19 May 2016
Liverpool Heartbeat supporting Jemma for Miss Liverpool
Liverpool dance student, Jemma Rose Scott is hoping to become Miss Liverpool 2016 when she takes part in this year competition. The opportunity was made possible when local charity, Liverpool Heartbeat, stepped in to make it possible by sponsoring her when she was invited to take part.
The Miss Liverpool has moved away from its bathing beauty image and instead contestants will take part in a series of qualifying rounds that include eveningwear, fundraising, talent and an Eco-fashion show. Jemma has been working with students from Liverpool Community College to create an outfit made from recycled materials.
Jemma, 19, said, “I am so honoured that I will be representing Liverpool Heartbeat, especially as the competition is focused towards helping people in the community. The charity does so much for young people in Merseyside and if I can promote the cause I hope it will inspire others to get involved. It will be amazing if I win because that would mean I will compete in the Miss England competition and spread the word further afield.”
Jemma, from Woolton, works part-time for Boots Opticians in Speke and is a dancer and keen actor. Jemma is studying performing arts at Jennifer Ellison’s renowned Jelli Theatre Arts College where she is funded by the West-End actress and dancer.
Jemma recently performed on the main stage at the UK’s large dance exhibition, Move It. Jemma and her fellow students received raving reviews for their performance, which has motivated her to achieve even more. In July, Jemma and Jelli Studios will be representing Team England at the Dance World Competition, from the 26th June to the 3rd July, competing against dancers from around the world. When she qualifies she hopes to become an inspiring actress, work in TV and follow in Jennifer’s footsteps.
Robin Baynes MBE, Founder of Liverpool Heartbeat, said, “Liverpool Heartbeat is all about helping young people achieve in life. We do this by inspiring, motivating and creating life-changing opportunities for them. When we heard about what Jemma has achieved so far and what she wants to go on to do, it seemed right for us to lend our support. Everyone at Liverpool Heartbeat is rooting for her and we wish her the very best of luck on the night.”