Chloe Ferrari knows the difference charities make to families with sick or disabled children.

So when the Bundoora teenager was asked to enter Miss World Australia and raise money for children’s charity Variety, she jumped at the chance.

Ms Ferrari, 19, has two younger siblings with disabilities, and her mum is now wheelchair-bound after a car accident.

Ms Ferrari said her experiences have taught her the importance of helping others in similar situations.

“I love that Miss World is focused around charity,” she said.

“I have been involved with charities my whole life, my mum was always involved in charities. For me, this is a wonderful opportunity to give back, to say thank you.”

Ms Ferrari competed in the Miss World Victorian preliminary finals on March 24 and goes to state finals in June.

She now hopes to raise $3000 for Variety before July.