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Scuba swim helps penguins
9:00am Monday 24th September 2012 in News
Zac completes another length of the pool, top, and collects sponsorship money from Mark Alexander of Melksham’s Divezone, above
An UNDERWATER swim wearing scuba gear has raised cash to support rockhopper penguin conservation.
Zac Cuff, nine, who attends Sutton Veny Primary School, undertook the 1 km challenge at Melksham Blue Pool, where he has recently qualified as a PADI master seal scuba diver with local group Divezone.
Zac, who lives with parents Amanda and Jeremy in Bishopstrow Court, Warm-inster, is a wildlife lover and a member of the RSPB’s Wildlife Explorers club.
The organisation has recently launched a campaign to help rockhoppers, which are an endangered species.
He decided to combine his new scuba diving skills with a fundraising effort for the penguins and raised £133 in sponsorship, with the help of Divezone’s Mark Alexander, who provided the equipment.