A reigning pageant queen has secured £500 for two charities through a clinic's anniversary party.

Rachel Pitman, reigning Miss Hertfordshire and deputy Miss England, helped The Skin to Love Clinic raise £500 at their fourth anniversary party, which will be split between Cancer Research UK and Keech Hospice Care.

Ms Pitman said: "I initially heard about the hospice from a Hertfordshire resident who found massive support from the care Steve and the whole team there gave.

"After visiting the hospice first hand, I am still in awe of how special this place and the people that work there are."

Also in attendance was Jane Lewis, managing director of the clinic, and Steve Albon, regional fundraiser from Keech Hospice Care.

Ms Lewis said: "That our patients were so generous is beyond amazing. I’m so proud of all of them, and delighted to be able to present the charities with such generous cheques."