Lawyers will swim in shark-infested water

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Fundraisers from Sheffield will be thrown in at the deep end when they come face-to-face with 10-feet sand tiger sharks in the name of charity.

The team of lawyers from Irwin Mitchell will take the plunge to raise money for children’s charity KIDS, which celebrates it’s 25th anniversary this year.

They hope to raise £2,500 for the Hull-based charity, which works with disabled children and young people, when they enter the water at the Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire, on Saturday.

Jonathan Greenwood, a fundraiser for KIDS in Yorkshire and Humberside, said: “We wish the team all the best for their shark dive – we really admire their bravery and determination to raise money for KIDS.”

Georgina Sheldon, a medical lawyer at Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield office who will be taking part in the challenge, said: “We are a little nervous, but incredibly excited about taking on such an exciting challenge, which will also help the charity’s Hull branch mark its 25th anniversary year.

“We just hope the sharks have been well fed before we dip our toes into the water.”