Welwyn Garden City restaurant worker to swim with sharks for charity

A RESTAURANT worker will be tackling one of her biggest fears head-on when she swims with sharks to raise money for charity.

Emma Shaw, pictured, assistant manager at Pizza Express in WGC, will take a dip with lemon sharks, sand tigers, nurse sharks and wobbegongs in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre in Letchworth.

The brave 28-year-old, who was diagnosed with MS herself two years ago, said: “I have got a morbid phobia of sharks.

“It is a massive fear that I have got so I am going to face it literally!”

The challenge, on May 9, will be the second time Emma has raised funds for an MS charity, following a skydive last year in aid of the MS Trust.

And despite her fear of sharks, Emma, of Bridge Road, WGC, admitted she is looking forward to the challenge.

“I am looking forward to it but I am even more scared of this than the skydive,” she said.

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As for her fundraising hopes, she added: “I have set a target of �500 at the moment, but I would like to raise as much as possible.

“It would be nice to double that.”

The MS Therapy Centre provides help and support to those people who are affected by the incurable nerve disease.

To donate, visit Emma’s Just Giving site click on the link to the right, or pop into Pizza Express in Howardsgate for more information.

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