UK Ambassadors Blog
Shelter helps over a million people a year struggling with bad housing or homelessness, and they campaign to prevent it in the first place. They're here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. 5 million people contacted Shelter last year looking for advice and every 13 minutes another family in England has become homeless.
your UK Ambassador me Grace Smithen I have just donated to help as it is such an important charity and every little helps. We really support this !! No one these day's should be homeless or living in bad housing. Check - Out the video below & please donate what you can as every little helps.
To donate to help Shelter go to: gofundme.com/f/go-matt-go-west-highland-way
To watch Matts awesome, funny video about his recent hike of the South Downs go on: https://youtu.be/znhsOFM1lVs
🌟 Calling everyone with a dog in their life!! 🌟
I am running a Charity photo Competition raising money for Cancer Research UK!!
🐶 CALLING ALL DOG OWNERS!!! 🐶
here’s your chance for your own dog to enter into this mini competition and win themselves their very own sash!!
It’s £2 to enter any catagory.(you can enter them into more than one for £2 each time)
The catagories are:
- best coat
- perfect poser
- Handsome dog
ALL MONEY GOES TO CANCER RESEARCH, which is a charity that has touch many hearts 💗
🐶ANYONE CAN TAKE PART WHO HAS A DOGGY🐶
To enter Click HERE
Grace smithen your UK Ambassador I set off to become a potential blood stem cell donor.
Every 20 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Only 30% of people with blood cancer find a matching donor within their family. Therefore it is really important for other to register to be a donor for those in need.
DKMS UK is an international non-profit organization in the fight against blood cancer and blood disorders, DKMS focuses on raising awareness around these conditions, their treatment, and the registration of potential stem cell donors to save patients' lives.
To register to be a potential donor please visit: www.dkms.org.uk
In January I wrote my yearly PostPal birthday cards!
PostPals is a charity who’s sole purpose is to make seriously ill children smile. On the PostPal website they feature children, their story and a postal address to send presents and cards too.
Most of these children live in hospital and therefore don’t have the opportunities to go to school, make friends outside or have a big birthday party. Therefore it means so much to them to receive cards on their birthday!
In January I prepared my birthday cards for the first half of the year and in July (so now!) I send the second lot of cards!
It’s an amazing charity that I have been involved with for over 10 years.
For anyone who wants to bring a smile to a child’s face please go to: www.postpals.co.uk
Exciting Announcement 📣
Miss Elegance Of The World Virtual heat is now open to all ladies across the globe 🌎
Checkout the video how to enter & good luck everyone & see link below💃👑
Organised by myself Grace Smithen
“Happy Birthday Donald Duck! 🐤🎈🎊🎉🎊
From everyone at
As your UK Miss Elegance Of The World Ambassador I been busy knitting mask extenders! These cute little things go at the back of your head and you hook your mask onto them! Essential workers can wear masks for hours and cause pain behind the ears. Also people wearing hearing aids can have issues as it can pull their hearing aids out.
I have been making lots of these in many colours and posting them to friends who are essential workers.
I have also contacted local care homes and offered to donate as many as they wish to their residents.
In the video I talk a little about Mental Health and how important it is to us all and how I took the cause below, please click on the link below, and it's all done online, and I found the training really good and I learnt a lot from it! So check it out now below!
I also believe as humans the greatest quality we can choose to have is kindness. So embrace it and be kind to each other.
Please I ask you all if you could please watch this little video & give this post a little like & share. Thank you xx
The link to the course is
International Nurses Day
Show love ❤️ for our nurses & all nurses globally 🌎 👩🔬
Let's Thank all nurses globally who have stayed resilient in such times.
Today is a VERY special Day!! It’s The 75th anniversary of VE DAY! Let's all take a moment for all those who lot their lives for our freedom today 💖🇬🇧 THANK YOU 🙏
“Happy International Dance Day!!
Today is a celebration of how Dance positivity impacts our lives.
It was created is 1982 to celebrate the art form of ‘dance’ to show its value and importance!” UK Ambassador & also a professional dancer Grace Smithen.
Happy St George's day 🐲
Stay Home, Stay Safe, Everyone !
👑 Happy Birthday to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 👑
We hope you have had the most wonderful day & GOD BLESS our amazing Queen ! The Royal Family
Hi Everyone hope you all are #safe & well !
Are you thinking about activities to keep yourself busy during this time ?
“This weekend I decided to challenge myself to learn a new skill and all for an amazing cause!
I ordered some knitting needles and wool, went on YouTube and I taught myself how to knit! I have never attempted it before so wasn’t sure how it was going to go but I actually picked it up ok! I had heard about ‘The Innocent Big Knit’ which you might have seen before! It’s where thousands of people knit and donate the little hats that go on the innocent smoothie bottles. Once sold part of the sale price is donated to Age UK!
The Innocent Big Knit started in 2003 and has raised 2.5 million so far for Age UK all through the donation of people making the little hats!
So I decided to learn a new skill and all for a good cause whilst we’re in lockdown. Here are her first two little hats ready for donation and I have already started on the next one!”
Today I completed the 5k challenge! I was nominated by 2 friends to take on the challenge. You walk or run 5k, donate £5 to a charity of your choice and then nominate 5 people to do the same.
This challenge is to motivate you to get moving and to help with your mental health.
I decided to walk it on the beach with my puppy Meeko 💖🐾! So I took it at my own pace and enjoyed the walk! (Of course Meeko bless had to be carried for some of it!). She even made it to the lighthouse.
I then donated £5 to my chosen charity which is Cancer Research UK. This charity is very close to my heart and I have been raising money for them for just over a year.
Then I nominated 5 friends. One of my nominations was all the girls in Miss Elegance Of The World! So come on girls let’s all get moving and complete the 5k challenge!
“Happy international pageant day!!
Today is international pageant day! A day to celebrate pageants and all of their beautiful queens!!
I would like to send my love & best wishes to all of my fellow queens 💖👑
I’ve started my own lockdown workout videos! My 3rd one is out today and it’s a Arm & Upper Body day Workout
I’ve started my own lockdown workout videos! My 2nd one is out today and it’s a Ab Day Workout
I’ve started my own lockdown workout videos! My first one is out today and it’s a leg day workout.
#stayathome appearance photo with Meeko 💖🐾
Stay safe everyone and let's all send our prayers 🙏🙏 & we will beat it ... Coronavirus UK Remember stay home & safe ... Grace your UK Ambassador 💖 xxxx
The very least they deserve. 👏👏
Hope everyone Clapped for amazing nhs.uk staff working through the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, and it's being backed by a number of celebrities including Meghan Markle and Victoria Beckham
“Last Week before the lockdown I helped donate Easter eggs to the amazing nhs.uk staff at my local hospital.
In this current global crisis the nhs.uk staff are the hero’s. They are risking their lives every time they step into work. I have many friends back home in the NHS and they have been telling me how difficult everything is at the moment for them. The anxiety they feel at being exposed to this virus but how that won’t stop them helping people. A lot of my NHS friends have spoken about being unable to find time to get to the shops to get anything.
We spoke to a member of staff outside asking if we could donate them. They then went and got other members of staff to come outside to accept the eggs. They were all so happy and told us how having chocolate was going to brighten up their day. They really wanted a photo with us so they could share it on their social media.
The NHS staff are working so hard and now we have gone into lockdown so all they now ask of us is to stay home to help prevent the spread. So please stay home to support all of our hard working NHS staff 💖”
Just want to Mention this appearance was at the beginning of last week before social distancing measures were put into place and before the lockdown. (Also I didn’t go into the hospital) x
Miss Elegance Of The World Organization We are going through very worrying times. It is crucial we stay at home to help the amazing nhs.uk nurses & doctors, and our prayers & thoughts are with everyone at this time & together we will beat it ! Stay Safe everyone ... BIG Thank You to the amazing nhs.uk doctors & nurses ❤️🙏🙏
The bra recycling scheme takes your unwanted or unloved bras and through the network of bra banks raises vital funds for pioneering breast cancer research.
The same bras also help to support small businesses in Africa. Together with their recycling partners, their textile recovery project prevents these bras going into landfill before giving them a new lease of life in developing countries such as Togo, Ghana and Kenya, where bras remain too expensive to produce locally.
Successful ventures like this keep many families in developing countries out of poverty whilst providing employment for people at home in the UK.
For every tonne of bras collected, Against Breast Cancer Now receives £700 to fund their research. With over 30 million women in the UK you could really help make a difference too!
For more details or to organise a bra bank collection point in your workplace visit the link below
Red sky July are an incredible alt country/Americana band who I have loved for years and attended many of their London gigs. I have had the privilege to get to know the members of Red Sky July over the years and they are all absolutely lovely people who truly get to know their fans and always have time to talk to them all!
I had a lovely chat with Shelly Poole all about my appearances for Miss Elegance Of The World and all of my fundraising for Cancer Research UK. Shelly was so kind and supportive, wishing me all the best in my work.
All the members of the band are lovely and I highly recommend listening to their beautiful music 💕
Thank you Red Sky July for being so lovely and for my appearance with you 💖