A Rickmansworth woman who was crowned this year’s Miss Hertfordshire was one of three beauty queens to present a children’s heart monitor to a hospital on Sunday.

Charlotte White, of Ebury Road, was named Miss Hertfordshire in April.

The designer joined Miss United Kingdom, Kirsty Heslewood, and Miss England, Carina Tyrrell, at the Lister Hospital, in Stevenage, to donate the Fukuda Denshi Cardiac Monitor.

The machine will be used for babies and children needing resuscitation and will monitor cardiac function, oxygen and carbon dioxide level.

This year’s Miss Hertfordshire finalists raised funds in the lead up to the local Miss England heat by sky diving, bake sales and organising their own charity fundraising events.

Some of the funding was used to buy the monitor for the Bluebell ward at the hospital.

Angie Beasley, Miss England director, said: "Each one of these young ladies has raised thousands for charities and deserves to be recognised for their efforts. 

"Fundraising isn’t easy and it’s very rewarding for the girls to see how funds they have raised really benefit others.  

"The Miss Hertfordshire finalists must be very proud of themselves for supporting such a good cause."

The Miss World final will be held at Excel London on December 14.