I WOULD like to thank all who helped me in my reign as The Herald Spec-Savers Miss Port Elizabeth 2010 with gifts, compliments, donations and general kind-hearted feelings towards me and those in real need.
To all the Miss PE sponsors, thank you for vesting your resources and capital into this wonderful, life-changing experience. I am truly blessed to have met you all.
This competition does not only encourage and empower young, independent, strong-willed women, but it also allows an individual to create awareness of what is important to her, in my case the poor and those not heard by society. To the staff and community of Missionvale Care Centre, thank you for accepting me as one of your own, I feel like you all are part of my family.
I would also like to thank Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, in particular the pharmacy department, as well as my place of employment, Klinimed Pharmacy, for supporting me in any way possible.
Thank you to my primary and high schools, St Theresa’s Primary and Linkside High, for inviting me back to your schools and for allowing me to be an inspiration to the pupils.
Thank you to all other schools, the municipality, organisations, businesses, families, friends, the residents of Korsten and Schauderville (the areas that I come from) and the general public across Nelson Mandela Bay who have supported and encouraged me throughout this year as well as allowing me to collect gifts for my chosen charity. Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch, even up to Port Alfred, are truly regions full of compassionate people of all races.
Thank you again, Nelson Mandela Bay, for an unforgettable year. May God bless you all.
Bianca Harper, The Herald Spec-Savers Miss PE 2010