A pageant queen has been nominated for being a positive role model in the National Diversity Awards.

Kathryn Ozmaya, from Warrington town centre, has supported several charities over the past few years, raising funds and collecting much-needed essential items, especially during lockdown.

The 54-year-old has been involved in charity-focused pageantry since 2017 and was named Miss United Kingdom Rose Overall Charity winner in 2019 after collecting £1,500 for MIND and Rosemere Cancer Centre.

The working mum-of-three suffers from chronic arthritis and hip dysplasia and also has degenerative disc disease but she is determined to help others in need.

Warrington Guardian:

Over the past two years, Kathryn has supported Steps Worldwide, which is a Lymm-based charity that helps children and young people with lower limb conditions.

Last Christmas, she collected toiletries and female hygiene products from women living at James Lee House, Room at the Inn and young people at The Verve.

Kathryn said: “I am disabled and so normal life is a little more difficult as I deal with pain on a daily basis but try to focus on my charity work to take my mind off it.”

The National Diversity Awards ceremony will take place at the beginning of next year.