Teen beauty hosting a crafty Sunday

16-year-old Ammie Shipton
16-year-old Ammie Shipton
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By Tessa Jones

Junior Miss Lancashire Ammie Shipton has organised a charity craft fair to raise funds for Variety Children’s Charity and Cancer Research UK.

Ammie, 16, will be hosting the event on Sunday, at Staining Village Hall, as part of her quest to become Britain’s Junior Miss.

There will be handmade jewellery, paintings, drawings, candles and other small craft bits available to buy.

Ammie, from Lytham, said: “I’m an arty person myself – so I wanted to share that with people and give local crafters a chance to show off their work.”

After being crowned Junior Miss Lancashire on February 28, former Lytham St Annes High School pupil Ammie will be competing to win the title of Britain’s Junior Miss on November 20.

Part of her preparation for the competition is to organise local events to raise money for charity.

The competition’s chosen charity is Variety Children’s Charity, but Ammie will also be donating some of the event’s proceeds to Cancer Research UK.

The event will run between 11am and ­ 4pm and is free entry for all.