Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 4 September 2021
A CHARITY fundraising gig which was held last night at Hinckley’s Revival bar by Miss Leicestershire 2021, Megan Carlile, has been hailed a success.
This year’s Miss Leicestershire winner, 21-year-old Hinckley resident, Megan Carlile, held the gig to help raise funds for two charities which she is passionate about – Cancer Research UK and Alex’s Wish.
Carlile started her first set at 8.45pm, held just one interval, and then continued with her second set which finished for the night at approximately 10.20pm.
She performed pop hits such as “New Rules” by Dua Lipa and “Friends” by Anne-Marie, as well as classics, such as “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse and “Just the Two of Us” by Grover Washington Jr., just to name a few.
Megan’s parents and friends went around to attendees where they collected donations, giving revellers the chance to ‘buy a square’ on the fundraising sheet at £2 each, in a chance to win £100 in total, with another £100 going to charity.
After the last set had finished, the winner of the £100 prize was revealed, who very generously decided to donate most of her winnings back to the selected charities.
Miss Leicestershire comments
Miss Leicestershire spoke to the Free Press regarding the charity gig.
She said: “I’ve really enjoyed it, Revival have even donated £150 themselves and my parents have been collecting donations from attendees.
“I enjoy performing covers, especially “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, as I’ve submitted that as my performance into the Miss Great Britain competition.
“‘The two official Miss Great Britain charities I am raising money for are Cancer Research UK and Alex’s Wish.
“£100 is going towards both of the charities and will be split 50-50.”
Two attendees, Norah Schlossberger and Paulina Trzcinska, described Megan’s voice as ‘very strong and powerful’, especially when singing slower songs.
The two official charities
Alex’s Wish is a charity which was launched in late 2012 by Alex Hallam’s parents, Emma and Andy Hallam, after their son, Alex, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) in April 2010, 10 years ago.
The charity aims to help raise ‘vital’ funds to help find effective treatments and a cure for the ‘devastating’ condition. Donations can be made to the cause here.
Cancer Research UK say that they hope to ‘bring forward the day when all cancers are cured’ and that they will help to continue support research into all types of cancer across all age groups. Donations can be made to them here.