By Alesha Capone
For Sanctuary Lakes teenager Sarah Peart, fashion and fundraising go hand-in-hand.
The 16-year-old has been named a national finalist in this year’s Miss Teen Galaxy Australia.
She is one of three Victorian girls who will take part in the national finals on the Gold Coast from April 30 to May 4.
Winners at the national final will fly to the US for the international finals in August.
Sarah, who is also a professional model, said that Miss Teen Galaxy was her first pageant.
As part of the pageant, she is fundraising for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
“I’ve done so much research on the foundation and I think it’s one of the most beautiful charities you can fundraise for,” she said.
Sarah said she had been organising sausage sizzles and raffles at her school, Emmanuel College in Point Cook, to raise funds.
She had also placed a Make-A-Wish donation tin at the Gift Givers Gallery in Watton Street, Werribee, which is sponsoring her to enter the pageant.
Sarah said she was looking forward to combining her communication and modelling skills at the national final.
See @sarahpeart_ on Instagram for details, or making-wishes-happen.everydayhero.com/au/sarahpeart_ to donate to Sarah’s fundraising efforts.