Hayley ready for Miss England after second bean bath

10:51 13 June 2014

Miss Devon Hayley Wood in a bath of baked beans in Princesshay Exeter for Beauty with a purpose. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref exb 1045-24-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Miss Devon Hayley Wood in a bath of baked beans in Princesshay Exeter for Beauty with a purpose. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref exb 1045-24-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Archant

Hayley Wood, the Budleigh student who was earlier this year crowned Miss Devon 2014, has again taken to a bath of baked beans to raise money for charity.

Miss Devon Hayley Wood in Princesshay Exeter. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref exb 1027-24-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24Miss Devon Hayley Wood in Princesshay Exeter. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref exb 1027-24-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Hayley, 21, of Marine Parade, took the plunge in front of hundreds of Saturday shoppers at Exeter’s busy Princesshay.

Braving the cold beans for two hours, Hayley was aiming to raise funds for the charity Beauty with a Purpose, and hopefully raise her chances of being crowned Miss England.

Hayley, who previously took a bean bath at the Salterton Arms ahead of the Miss Devon final, said: “It went really well. It was different because last time I knew pretty much everyone there, because they were all locals, and this time it was just complete strangers.

“People seemed really interested in what I was doing, which is what I wanted.”

So far Hayley has raised £300, but is hoping to raise more, and is still accepting donations at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MissDevon2014HayleyWood.

Charity fundraising is one of several rounds which will be taken into account at the final of Miss England, to be held in Torquay on Monday.

Hayley said: “I’m very excited. I’m getting a bit nervous but just trying to remain positive and make sure I’m prepared for each round.

“To be Miss England would be fantastic – a dream come true. I want to be a positive role model for young women, and I think this is a really good way of doing it, as it’s not just about looking good, it’s about all the charity work, looking after yourself, being healthy … they are trying to find someone who is an all-rounder.

“I think it gets a bad press sometimes as people say it’s old-fashioned, but it’s about much more than just looking good.”

Other News Stories

A Devon-based restaurant will become the first in 2017 to be given a top industry award.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

Plans for retirement housing to be built on a former care home site in Exmouth have again been opposed by town planners

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

Environmental chiefs have insisted work to shore up Dawlish Warren will not cause increased flood risk to Exmouth.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:28

Fire crews were called out to a shed fire in Exmouth last night which spread to a property.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

It is thought that the building, which used to house the town’s sorting office, in High Street, could be changed after rumours surfaced of the building’s sale.

Read more
Sunday, January 15, 2017

A new childcare service has opened in Exmouth after closing in Budleigh Salterton at the end of 2016.

Read more
Sunday, January 15, 2017

A revised application to demolish an old building in Budleigh Salterton to make way for eight apartments has been submitted to the district council.

Read more
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Plans to build 10 new homes on the site of a former Exmouth health and social care facility have been opposed by town planners.

Read more
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Project leaders behind a proposed cross-Channel power cable making landfall at Budleigh Salterton beach have allayed residents’ fears over the scheme.

Read more
Friday, January 13, 2017

Police have confirmed the identity of the two bodies found at a house in Dunkeswell as Michael and Nicola Beck.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications