A DROITWICH Spa girl will help to celebrate the achievements of Worcestershire’s women.

Emma Pingstone, 17, who lives in the town, is the newest recruit to the Worcestershire Women of the Year Awards 2013 committee.

The annual event raises funds for St Richard’s Hospice while highlighting the inspirational work of women living and working in the county.

As the youngest member of the committee, sixth-former Emma, who is studying A-levels in biology, physics and PE at St Mary’s Worcester, will work alongside fellow members to put on a successful awards lunch on September 27.

Catherine Jawaheer, headmistress at St Mary’s, which is a sponsor of the Woman of Achievement Award, said: “As a school that leads the way in providing excellence in education for girls, we are proud to once again be sponsors of the Worcestershire Women of the year Achievement Award. This year we wanted to make sure our support of the awards also provided our students with valuable insight into the world of business.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Emma to learn from the successful women, who make up the committee, about vital business skills such as event management and fundraising.”

Nominations for the awards are open until March 1. Visit worcswomen.com