Saturday, March 29, 2008

A blind womand dives with sharks to raise money for the visually impaired!

A BLIND woman will brave a shark tank in a bid to raise money for charity.

Fearless Nicki Cockburn, from Llandudno, will take part in a shark dive at the Blue Planet Aquarium next Sunday.

The 30-year-old will swim just inches from the predators in aid of the organisation Deafblind UK.
Her next adventure comes after she completed a 200-mile trek and raked in more than £8,000 for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

“I really hate the water,” said Nicki. “And I’ve never dived. I don’t really like sharks either.
“But I am not one to turn down a challenge and I am up for doing things out of the ordinary to raise as much money as possible.”

Nicki said she hopes to exceed her target of £400.

She heard about the event on blind radio station Insight.

“People who know me know I never do normal things.

“Boring things like coffee mornings are not really up my street.

“I'm just hoping that on the day the sharks have had a hearty breakfast and won't fancy munching on me.”

Nikki added: “Deafblindness is one of the most challenging disabilities a person can endure.
“It has been described as the loneliest condition in the world.

“I am hoping to raise as much as I can for the worthy cause.”

To sponsor Nikki visit nickisnextadventure


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