BROMSGROVE beauty Amy Jones is hoping to take the crown in Miss Birmingham this month, and aims to use the title to support local charities.

The 21-year-old, who studies beauty therapy while working in a nursery, will compete against other hopefuls at the BCEC in Birmingham on Sunday, March 18.

It is the second time Amy has made the finals, and she was previously named as a runner up in the Miss Worcestershire finals last November.

She said: "The Miss England pageants have guided me towards becoming the best person I can be.

"I have met so many empowering women through this process that have done amazing things with their titles.

"Being crowned Miss Birmingham would be absolutely amazing and I would use the title to support local charities and hopefully make a difference in my area."

As part of her charitable work, Amy will take warm blankets, socks and essentials around Birmingham city centre on Sunday, March 11, and distribute them to homeless people.

She added: "Last year I raised money for the homelessness charity Crisis so it is something that is really important to me."

Public votes act as one judge on the panel, so Amy is counting on support from fellow Bromsgrove residents to help push her to the title on Sunday. 

Should she win, she will then be entered into the Miss England finals.

She added: "Everybody has been really supportive and my family want me to get to the finals of Miss England too."

Voting is yet to open but details on how to vote will be made available next week.