Miss Brighton and The EBA!
Published 16th September 2021
We are very pleased to have recently met Danielle Evans, a pageant queen with a passion for rugby, who was crowned Miss Brighton 2021.
Danielle made contact with The EBA as she was born prematurely at 26 weeks, and she wanted to offer her support to a local charity that helps premature babies and their families. Born 14 weeks early, Danielle was given a 5% chance of survival. She is now 23 and a social media marketing executive. In her role as Miss Brighton and an Ambassador for the city, Danielle is also setting out to change people’s perceptions of women who enter pageants and women who compete in sport.
We think Danielle is a fantastic role model, and found her to be so kind, warm and genuine when she attended a book launch with us for “My Very Little Sister and the Very Big Story” last month. She spent a lot of time chatting with everyone there, and created special moments for the author of the book, 4 year old Alina, by letting her try on her Miss Brighton crown.
In her own words, Danielle says: “ I really want to support The EBA as they do fantastic work supporting the families and of course, the babies. It’s an honour to work with them. Us premature babies may be small in size but we are big fighters and I hope my story will help provide some hope and comfort to those in these challenging times. Thank you to everyone at The EBA for all your hard work and love.”
We wish Danielle all the best for the Miss Britain 2021 competition tomorrow, Friday 17th September. We are so grateful for her support of The EBA, and look forward to working with her more in the future.
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