Junior Miss Britain fourth for Grainthorpe girl Milly

Milly Jacklin came out taking fourth place at Junior Miss Britain.
Milly Jacklin came out taking fourth place at Junior Miss Britain.

A girl from Grainthorpe has grown in confidence after taking part in the Junior Miss Britain competition and took away fourth place.

Milly Jacklin,13, won the Junior Miss Grimsby crown in March after being scouted by competition organsiers, which secured her a place in the grand finals.

Milly was keen to get involved with the local community and  has been working with the Louth and District Lions.

Milly was keen to get involved with the local community and has been working with the Louth and District Lions.

These finals were held recently at The Last Drop Village Hotel in Bolton, where Milly competed against 25 other finalists.

“I wasn’t expecting to come out winning fourth place in the finals, but I’m really happy I did,” Milly said.

She added that all she wanted to do was make her family proud, gain in confidence and give back to her local community.

As part of the contest, each finalist had to raise money for the competition’s chosen charity, the children’s variety charity and Milly raised £1,060 for them.

She also raised further funds for other causes close to her heart.

These include the John Egging Trust, the former Red Arrow who lost his life whilst completing a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival in 2011, where Milly raised £100 for this cause.

She also raised £250 for St Andrew’s Hospice and took part in voluntary work with the Louth and District Lions.

Milly added: “I would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone, including all of my family and friends for all of their help and support during this process.

“This competition is so much more than just being beautiful.

“It has really helped me to grow in confidence, undertake voluntary work in the local community and make a few new friends along the way as well.”

Milly also said that she would encourage any young girl struggling with confidence to give a process like this a try.