My name is Elizabeth Grant, I’m the current Miss England 2016. I have a very personal connection with Derian House as they looked after my older sister while she was terminally ill, and unfortunately passed away when she was 12 years old (now 27).
Derian House looked after both myself and my family for years following Melanie’s death and supported us in ways we could have never imagined. It’s a debt that I believe is un-repayable. To now be an Ambassador for a place that looked after me so well and made me who I am today, is an absolute honour.
I never really wanted or had the urge to get into pageants, however when I was scouted for the Miss Preston event when I was walking through town in February, my first thoughts were, “Why not?”
It has all sky rocketed from there!
I’m very blessed to be here with this title and I’m going to do it as much justice as I possibly can.