Sunderland model hopeful aims to score with fundraising night

Top Model of Sunderland finalist  Jade Bambrough.

Top Model of Sunderland finalist Jade Bambrough.

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A Sunderland model is hoping to score for charity with a fundraising night.

Jade Bambrough, 21, has organised an event in aid of SAFC’s Foundation of Light after being announced as a finalist in Top Model of Sunderland 2016.

Jade with fellow Top Model of Sunderland finalists Sarah Barnes, Lori Woof, Beth Hunter, Rebecca Bell, Aisha Allon, Holly Allton and Terri Straughan.

Jade with fellow Top Model of Sunderland finalists Sarah Barnes, Lori Woof, Beth Hunter, Rebecca Bell, Aisha Allon, Holly Allton and Terri Straughan.

The sales adviser from Thorney Close says she hopes to fly the flag for Sunderland by taking the crown at the modelling contest and going on to compete nationally.

“I’m from Sunderland and I’d be so proud to win this title for my home city and my family,” she said.

The charity night will take place at Thorney Close Club on April 29 and will feature a fashion show from local clothing lines Brogan’s Closet and Marlee and Fee, as well as a buffet and raffle with prizes donated by a host of businesses.

Speaking about the work of the Foundation of Light, which provides sporting and educational opportunities to young people and their families, she said: “The charity is local and an amazing contribution towards our community, providing opportunities for everyone in which they can improve their lives.

“They have programmes for health, behaviour, attitude, skills, knowledge and more.

“I’m excited to be able to contribute to this amazing cause and spread the word of the charity’s work. It’s looking set to be an amazing night.”

The chosen 20 Top Model of Sunderland finalists will take part in the grand final at the Stadium of Light on June 11, which will feature a performance by X Factor finalist Kiera Weathers, who is also one of the judges. All proceeds will go to the Foundation of Light, and finalists are being tasked with fundraising for the charity in the run-up to the final.

The winner of Top Model of Sunderland will win a prize package including a photo shoot with The Fresh Group, a beauty makeover with Bellissimi and hair styling by Jen Mancini.

They will also win direct entry into the Supermodel England national final, where they will represent the city.

Grand prizes at the national final include an all-expenses paid, five-star trip to South Africa to represent England at World Supermodel, representation by GAP Models, London, and the chance to travel to China to trek the Great Wall for charity.

l Tickets for the charity night at Thorney Close Club, from 7pm on April 29 are £5 on the door. Great Gatsby fancy dress is optional.