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Miss Romford keeps the charitable ball rolling and passes the £1,000 mark

PUBLISHED: 15:01 23 August 2016 | UPDATED: 15:01 23 August 2016

Becci hosted the tea party on Sunday and managed to raise £210 for charity

Becci hosted the tea party on Sunday and managed to raise £210 for charity

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Miss Romford has now raised more than £1,000 for charity after holding a tea party for family and friends.

Becci Smith, who has made it to the finals of Miss London City welcomed 35 of her closest family and friends to her mum’s home on Sunday.

The 23-year-old has collected £1,200 from sponsors since starting her fundraising effort which will go to Brainwave’s children charity.

The charity offers therapies and exercises to children with disabilities and special needs to help them achieve their potential.

Becci said: “Sunday was an amazing day and I’m so grateful to everyone who came and made it so special and also to anyone who has sponsored me.

“I never believed reaching this total would be possible but it goes to show that hard work does pay off.”

This Saturday, Becci joins finalists from across the capital at the Hilton Hotel in Southwark in a four-round competition to be crowned Miss London City.

The part-time carer and former St Peter’s Catholic School pupil says she is delighted to be representing the town this weekend.

“Romford is the place I was born and its where I hold so many happy and fond childhood memories,” Becci said.

“I just hope I can do everyone there proud.”

People wishing to vote for Becci in this weekend’s finals can do so by texting MLC Rebecca to 83149. Texts cost £1.

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