COMPASSIONATE Miss Wyre Forest is set to take on daring challenges for three noble causes.

Sophie Blundell, aged 23, will undertake two ‘missions’ in her current road to the Miss England semi-finals, walking on fire for Blind Veterans UK and Beauty with a Purpose, as well as complete a sponsored skydive for Crohn’s and colitis UK.

Sophie will walk 15 feet over smouldering hot coal at New College Worcester on Saturday April 28 to raise vital funds for the chosen charities.

Sophie said: “The fire walk really excites me, I never in a million years thought I’d be doing a thing as crazy as that!

She will also brave a perilous plunge as she skydives from a plane onto Hinton air field on June 2. She will take the jump with her best friend Sophie Howard who was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 11, with the proceeds put towards research into the autoimmune disease.

They have already raised £100 and £650 for the fire walk and skydive respectively.

Sophie previously held a charity ball in February raising £250 for Beauty with a purpose.

Charity work is central to the Miss England ethos, with those involved raising thousands for the Miss World Charity Beauty with a purpose that helps disadvantaged children globally.

By undertaking these challenges, Sophie also wants to break the stigmas assigned to beauty contests, subverting the idea of entrants being just ‘pretty faces.’

Sophie said: “This will definitely be a mental challenge as well as physical. I'm always pushing the message that anything is possible if you put your mind to it and hopefully this will only prove that.

“The Miss England contest truly helps you believe in yourself.”

People can follow Miss Wyre Forest’s journey on her Facebook and twitter page.