A BEAUTY queen was recognised for her community work when her face appeared on the annual Lightwaves show at Salford Quays.

Beth Bower, from Deane, is the current Miss Community Bolton and Bury, a title she was awarded in August in honour of the voluntary work she does in the area.

And she received further recognition when her picture was displayed at the popular event in December where a structure lit up pictures of 100 faces and places in Greater Manchester.

The 20-year-old has done various work including when she took donations of chocolate to Wingates Residential Home for Christmas

Beth said recently: "I enjoy making a difference and trying to change stereotypes, too often in today's society young people are portrayed in a negative light.

"I want to highlight that myself and many others, including the friends that I have made through the Miss England heats, try to raise awareness and support those in a less fortunate position than ourselves.

"Also, many people still believe that pageants are based on appearance but this shows how now it is based on being a positive role model and inner beauty.

"I want to use the award as a platform to inspire others, be a positive role model and raise awareness for various causes and organisations within the Bolton and Bury area."

Beth got involved in Miss Bolton and Bury in 2015 and has entered heats including Miss North West 2015, Miss Bolton and Bury 2016 and Miss Lancashire 2016.

She entered herself initially as a way of boosting her confidence following what she described as a number of 'negative experiences' throughout her school years.

She has organised events for the community to raise money for various charities including Manchester Children's Hospital, Papyrus, Variety and the Make A Wish Foundation.

Beth recently donated two evening dresses to local charity Urban Outreach for teenage girls to use for their prom.

She has raised around £6,000 in total and is aiming to reach £10,000 by the time she is 23.

To keep up to date with Beth's work, go to the Miss Community Bolton and Bury — Beth Bower page on Facebook.