BELBROUGHTON woman Laura Beth Morgan, who was named Miss Worcestershire in January, is preparing for the national finals of Miss England taking place next month.

Miss England is held every year to find the nation's only Miss World entry, and to choose a role model to be an ambassador for England and its young women.

Since gaining the Miss Worcestershire title, 24-year-old Laura has raised more than £9,000 for community charities such as Bromsgrove's Primrose Hospice, St Richard's Hospice, New Hope and more.

The Miss England contest is split into categories such as Miss Sportswoman, Miss Brainy Beauty, Miss Charity and Miss Eco.

Laura is expected to thrive in the Miss Eco round, following the success of her eco dress for the January competition, which she made out of 400 Christmas cards - all donated by her family and friends.

The 50 Miss England finalists have been invited to create their own stylish eco-friendly outfit, based around the theme of English Classic Fashion, for a catwalk show.

Laura said: "It is a privilege to work along so many talented and generous girls in the competition. I am very honoured and proud to be representing Worcestershire. I just hope I can make Worcestershire just as proud, by bringing the crown home."

The final is set to take place in Southport on July 20 and July 21.