Pageant raises awareness for sickle cell disease

The girls at the pageant
The girls at the pageant

Kelvin Hopkins MP made a guest appearance at The Kidz Curlz Natural Hair Pageant on Saturday, June 27.

The aim of the pageant, held at the Carnival Arts Centre, was to encourage young girls to love and embrace their natural hair and raise awareness for sickle cell disease.

Peace Adetoro, event organiser, said: “The young girls did an amazing job showing off their natural hair.

“The aim of the pageant was achieved and the children enjoyed taking part.

“The children were so professional on the day, they made me so proud.”

The event is for girls aged 4-16 and they did a fashion and talent show for the judges.