Taking the plunge
Alex learned to dive in 1987 and became a diving instructor in 1992. She is very passionate about diving, helping others and doing something worthwhile.
Whilst preparing a group to go diving in the Red Sea Alex came across a disabled group of divers who were able to move freely in the underwater world. She realised that this was something she would really like to get involved in and when her son was diagnosed with a cavernoma in his spinal column it gave her the final push to do something about it.
In the beginning of this year she became a qualified Disabled Diving Instructor with Disabled Divers International (DDI)
Alex has nobody to help her with her household bills and with working only one day a week at Wiltshire College teaching English, she was struggling to keep up with her finances. After having been turned down by the bank for a small business loan, she approached Fredericks Wiltshire for financial support to fund up to date and modified diving equipment needed for her new business.
The Fredericks Wiltshire lending panel agreed to her loan under a few pre conditions which were met in a short period of time by Alex. A business mentor (a Fredericks Wiltshire volunteer) will meet with her on a regular basis to give her the best start in business.
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