Around 30 young women from across Wales will all take part in the three-day grand final in April which is sponsored Just Boutique. It will involve an empowerment day designed to improve the girls’ self-confidence; the Miss Wales Charity Ball in aid of Beauty With A Purpose; and a catwalk event in front of a sell-out audience and a panel of judges. The events will take place in the Holland House Hotel in Cardiff and The Riverfront in Newport. In the run up the girls are all undertaking a series of challenges including raising money for the Miss World Charity, Beauty With A Purpose. One of the highlights of that programme is the FAB FEB FUNDRAISER which saw the finalists arranging a series of special events and activities throughout the month.Fundraising events include everything from sponsored walks and cake sales to charity balls and quiz nights. The thinking behind the FAB FEB FUNDRAISER is for the finalists to use the Miss Wales platform to really make a difference to those less fortunate than themselves. Miss Wales organiser, Paula Abbandonato, said: “Miss Wales is committed to Beauty With A Purpose and that means empowering young women and raising money for good causes through the glamour and fun of pageantry. The girls get to make great friends and experience new opportunities while really doing their bit for charity.” New events are being added in to the calendar by the finalists on an almost daily basis. Many contestants have already fundraised on other occasions in the months leading up to the Miss Wales grand final in April. Miss Wales is the official qualifier to Miss World. This year’s final will take place from 26-28 April. On Thursday 26 April, there will be the Miss Wales Empowerment Day with the UK’s leading life coach at the Mercure Holland House; on Friday 27 April, the finalists will attend the Miss Wales Charity Ball also at the Mercure Holland House; and on Saturday 28 April, the new Miss Wales will be crowned at The Riverfront in Newport.