South Yorkshire Beauty queen’s joy at conquering mountain

Miss England finalist reaches the summit of Kilimanjaro
Miss England finalist reaches the summit of Kilimanjaro
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a SOUTH Yorkshire beauty queen is feeling on top of the world – after she completed a 10-day challenge to reach the top of the world’s highest freestanding mountain.

Miss England finalist Jaime-Lee Faulkner, from Treeton, was part of a 22-strong South Yorkshire team who braved biting winds, freezing temperatures and high altitudes to reach the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania for charity.

The 23-year-old, from Treeton, was raising vital funds for Rotherham-based homeless charity SAFE@LAST.

Beauty therapist Jaime-Lee said: “Every day we were up at 6am and then walked for 10 hours at an altitude where there’s only about 50 per cent of the oxygen I’m used to.

“I suppose I should have been shattered, but, as daft as it sounds, I wasn’t.”

Dan Dean, for the charity, said: “The efforts of these heroes and all their supporters will make this event the biggest and most successful fundraiser SAFE@LAST has had.”

All proceeds from the challenge will go towards the charity’s work supporting children who have run away from home by finding alternative accommodation, advice and help.