A STUDENT from the University of Worcester is hoping to be crowned Miss England, raising money for charity in the process.

Isobel Lines, 18, who is currently studying PE and sports coaching science at the university, has been involved with the Miss England competition since she first took part aged 16.

Miss Lines has reached this year's national semi-finals, to be held on June 2 at Resorts World Birmingham.

In 2017, she finished in the Miss Worcestershire top five and where she was also named Miss Sportswoman Worcestershire and Miss Eco Worcestershire.

Last month, Miss Lines also climbed the Malvern Hills, raising over £500 for Papyrus - a charity which supports suicide prevention.

On her charity work, she said: "I first got involved in doing charity work when I did Miss England the first time, then after the competition ended I wanted to do more.

"Climbing up the Malvern Hills was really tough, each member of the group did it a different way so I decided to do it blindfolded with two people supporting me.

"We did it in half an hour which was amazing as the weather was howling."

Miss Lines chose Papyrus after a school friend died, she said: "It really helps to have a personal connection to the charity.

"It really affected us all when our friend died and if we and the school had known about it at the time it would have made the experience much less traumatic.

"Hopefully if I can raise as much money as possible that will allow the charity to keep helping people going through what my friends and I went through."