Monster waves in store for nurse Pauline

READY TO GO Pauline Dorn is going white-water rafting in Africa.    Pictute: Allan Hutchinhs (110850-025)

READY TO GO Pauline Dorn is going white-water rafting in Africa. Pictute: Allan Hutchinhs (110850-025)

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A NURSE is preparing to white-water raft down an African river to raise cash for the elderly.

Pauline Dorn, 37, will face monster waves on some of the toughest white water in the world when she spends four days on the Zambezi River in Africa this September in aid of Action on Elder Abuse.

She said: ‘I’ve been training hard and lost almost two stones so far. I’m very excited about doing it and looking forward to meeting people.

‘I’ll enjoy the physical side of the rafting, walking, carrying equipment and setting up camp, but I’m also a bit anxious – will I have done enough training?

‘I’ve never done anything like this before. I felt in need of a personal challenge and an incentive to get fit and lose weight – and this is certainly it.’

Mrs Dorn, from Waterlooville, works as deputy head of continuing care at NHS Portsmouth, and is based at St James’ Hospital.

To sponsor her go to justgiving.com/pauline-dorn. For more information about her chosen charity visit elderabuse.org.uk.

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