Sunday, February 21, 2010

Daredevil deaf blind girl from Redruth

Daredevil deaf blind girl from Redruth

A dare-devil deaf and blind Redruth teenager will reaching new heights to help her school.

Susie-Jo, aged 16 plans to abseil 140ft down the front of the old Debenhams building in Exeter to raise money for the West of England School and College for young people with little or no sight.

Today the 16 year old said: “I’m really excited and happy to do the abseil. I will shout weeeeeeeeee when I come down on the rope.

She added that she would like her school to use the money to buy chocolate cake and white chocolate buttons.”

Susie-Jo will be joining around 60 others taking part in the abseil challenge on Saturday, March 6.

Susie-Jo is already counting the pounds she’s been promised in sponsorship - £455 to date and going up all the time!

Martin Halse, general manager of the Exeter Golf and Country Club, which is supporting the event said: “We are thrilled to be supporting the school and college through this event. Lots of our members are talking about it and hope to take part. We are all looking forward to it.”

People wishing to sponsor Susie-Jo can do so at Susie Jo Walker is fundraising for West Of England School For Children With Little Or No Sight - JustGiving.