Inspirational talk by brave Karen

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KAREN Darke – named fearless woman of the year at the Cosmopolitan Women of the Year Awards – is coming to speak in Sheffield.

Karen, aged 39, who was paralysed in a rock-climbing accident at 21, will be in Sheffield on Monday to give a talk entitled If You Fall to raise funds for a community defibrillator in the city.

The talk starts at 7.30pm at St John’s Ambulance HQ, St John House, Broadfield Close, Nether Edge. Entry £10.

Karen will explain how being paralysed has not stopped her enjoying the outdoors.

She said: “Being paralysed drives deeper than ever my need to feel the wind in my hair and remember the world’s a bigger and more exciting place than concrete ramps and Tarmac.”