Edith the queenmaker

Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A word of encouragement from 93-year-old Edith Holgate, a resident at Boultham Park residential home in Lincolnshire, has changed the life of 18-year-old Nicola Willoughby who was recently crowned Miss UK. Nicola, who has just completed a health and social care degree, had gone to the 35-bed home in Lincoln for work experience towards her degree. “Mrs Holgate was looking through “Take a Break” magazine. She saw their beauty competition and said I could do that and I just thought I would,” Nicola said. Nicola went on to win the magazine pageant and then the Miss UK title in late September. “She has done very well and I am very happy for her because she is a very nice girl,” Mrs Holgate said. Sandy Mullender, the manager of Boultham Park which is owned by the St John’s Trust, said Nicola had returned to the home after she was crowned to thank Mrs Holgate for prompting her to enter the competition. “Nicola brought her crown and spent the day and lunch with us,” Mrs Mullender said. The teenager’s success has spar

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