Rochdale pageant queen becomes sexual assault charity ambassador

Date published: 28 July 2019

A beauty queen from Rochdale has become a sexual assault ambassador for Rape Crisis England and Wales (RCEW).

Demi-Lee Mills, 19, of Kingsway, who has been crowned Miss Natural Beauty England 2019/20, has recently become an ambassador to help raise awareness of the charity.

Rape Crisis England and Wales is a feminist organisation that supports the work of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales, whilst raising awareness and understanding of sexual violence and abuse in all its forms.

Demi-Lee said: “I was sexually assaulted myself over two years ago. I didn’t know what to do and was very ashamed with what happened.

“I’m now hoping to use my title to show people you can always do more, even with mental health issues from assault, and that you can tell someone, as it happens more than you think.”

Demi-Lee, who has a level two in accounting, also completed a 5k run in May to raise money for RCEW.

She was previously a runner-up in the Miss Natural Beauty England 2018/19 and has previously competed in a variety of other pageants.

She added: “Pageants are about more than beauty and Natural Beauty focuses on what you do with charity work.”

Demi-Lee will be heading to Barcelona in May 2020 to compete for the Miss Natural Beauty International title.

Rape Crisis England and Wales has been contacted for comment.

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