A TEENAGE charity champion turned a supermarket checkout into a catwalk to support local children.

Greenock Telegraph Community Champion finalist Taylor Kitchen brought some glamour to the Saturday morning shop at Tesco in Greenock.

She called on her sisterhood of pageant princesses to come to Greenock with their sashes and crowns to take part in a fundraising bag pack.

Seventeen-year-old Taylor, who has been nominated for a prize at our awards gala for her fundraising, was supporting both Children in Poverty and Dreams Come True Inverclyde.

Her proud mum Jacqui said: "It is very important to Taylor to fundraise for charities.

"This time she has chosen local children's charities.

"She has spent the last three years raising money for children's charities and is going to do childcare at college as well.

"We were delighted that other pageant contestants came to help as well.

"Taylor's very excited about the Telegraph's community champion final.

"She is also up for four titles at the Scottish Pageant awards and one of the nominations is for fundraising as well."

Taylor's supermarket sweep raised £320 for Children in Poverty, which sends hard-pressed local families on holiday breaks.

Taylor travels the country taking part in pageants and has a growing list of titles to her name.

Her highest honour to date is wining the Miss Worldwide Scotland title in Blackpool and she is going to Gibraltar this October to compete internationally.

Her mum said: "Taylor really turns into a different person up there.

"Before she was involved in pageants she was so quiet and shy, now she has so much confidence on stage.

Taylor would like to thanks pageant queens Rachel Loftus, Freya Taylor, Pamela Gray and other volunteers on the day of her recent collection, including family friends Louise, Shannon, Joe and Coby McAllister.