BURNHAM’S Carnival Queen has donned racing gear at Highbridge’s speedway track to raise the profile of a charity fun day.

Carnival Queen Emma Nicholson, who works as a waitress at the Oak Tree Arena Speedway, is determined to raise funds for her chosen charities and hopped onto one of the bikes to promote The Carnival Queen’s Fun Day on July 12 from 11am to 4.30pm.

She told the Weekly News: “I chose to dress in Speedway gear and get on the bike because I thought the image of the Carnival Queen like that would shock people and make them pay attention.”

When Emma was crowned in September she really wanted to raise money for charity.

She said: “I chose Burnham Pantomime Society, road safety charity Think Amy and Children’s Hospice South West.

“I chose Think Amy because my mum’s cousin was killed in a road accident in 1995, so I feel being aware of road safety is important for everyone. Amy’s mum also came and spoke at college about the charity.”

The Burnham and Highbridge event team is helping Emma host the fun day, which coincides with the Youth Parade along the seafront.

Activities will include a raffle with donations from businesses, games, displays by dance groups, Bridgwater college show choir, teacup ride, craft stalls and more.

To get involved in the day, contact jonathan@boshevents.org.uk