Mrs Galaxy Essex aims for the national prize and is raising money along the way

Sweta Jain
Sweta Jain is supporting cancer charity, The Christie

Mrs Galaxy UK

A mum of two, artist and teacher in (Braintree) Chelmsford is gearing up to take part in the final of Mrs Galaxy UK 2018 later this month.
Mrs Galaxy Essex, Sweta Jain, from Braintree is taking part in the pageant, taking place in Lancashire on March 22, is using her profile to organise local events to raise both awareness and funds for ‘The Christie’, a charity doing pioneering work in cancer care, research and education.
Sweta is an established fine artist, who has successfully exhibited her art in many prestigious exhibitions throughout Suffolk, Essex and London. She also teaches art in Chelmsford and Braintree. She is also mum to Harshal, 17, and Nehal, 12.
She said: “I was slowly coming to the realisation that my kids were growing up fast and becoming more and more independent, so I was looking for a new experience, something that was both challenging and enjoyable.
“Then I heard about UK Galaxy Pageants, which is one of the few pageants in the UK that put no height or size restrictions on participants. Now that I am representing Essex in the final of Mrs Galaxy UK 2018, I am taking it more seriously, whether it is about working on my diet and exercise to get fitter, or experimenting on innovative ideas to refresh my wardrobe or just promoting various charitable and social causes.”
Sweta has been using her artistic talent to raise funds for various charities by auctioning her paintings in social events around the country.
“However,” she continued, “This time around I have found more innovative ways to raise funds for The Christie.
“I kick started my fundraising efforts by dedicating the first art class of 2018 to raise awareness for cancer and donated the entire proceeds of the day. I then decided to organise a birthday party to support my fundraiser. It was based on a Beauty Pageant theme in which each girl was handed over a sash with a unique funny title such as ‘Mrs Shopaholic’ and ‘Mrs Drama Queen’.
“The girls also loved the opportunity to showcase their talent in an impromptu fashion show. The party was a huge success and I managed to raise a few hundred pounds. I would like to sincerely thank all my friends and family for their generous contributions for a very worthy cause.”
To support her fundraiser at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jainsweta
The winner of the pageant will have the chance to compete internationally in the US – where nine UK competitors have won Over the years, they have also had many top 5 placements at the international final and won countless awards.

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