A mother from Hanover Park is appealing to residents and businesses to help her daughter make it to the Teen and Tween of the World competition in Klerksdorp in September.Raheeqah Tieties (6) from Hanover Park was crowned Miss Cape Rose mini queen on Saturday 7 March at Century City and will compete with winners from other eight provinces during the long weekend of 25 to 26 September.“Being from a poor community like Hanover Park, I must raise R2 200 for myself and her before the end of March and the same amount before the end of May to cover the travelling cost. In Klerksdorp, she will compete as a finalist in the Toddler and Tween of the World competition,” says Aisha, her mom.Aisha is making toffee apples which she sells at Athwood Primary, Raheeqah’s school, to help raise funds.“I also have a raffle of cosmetics that I am selling for R10 a ticket. Raheeqah needs a dress for the pageant in Klerksdorp and, as you know, dresses can cost quite a penny. I am appealing to businesses in our community to assist me as she is not only representing the broader community of Hanover Park but the Western Cape,” Aisha says.The competition in Klerksdorp is a three-day event.“I am also saving some of her father’s salary towards the event in Klerksdorp, as we as parents are trying to help her make something of her life. If she wins the competition in Klerksdorp, she will receive prize money of R60 000,” she says.Part of her responsibilities as the Western Cape representative is to donate a Santa Box filled with stationery, toiletries, a face cloth, toothbrush, toothpaste and a sweet.“My goal is to donate at least five Santa Boxes for kids in the three-to-five-years age group. Besides the toiletries and other goodies mentioned above, I would like to add a piece of clothing as well.“Raheeqah is also involved in projects under the auspices of the NPO Goods for Girls where she collects toiletries and pads for distribution to learners at Bottelary Primary School near Kuils River and at Parkwood Primary. “Any donations towards these projects would be appreciated,” Aisha says. Call Aisha on 072 526 7275 if you can assist.