Diver’s quest to help others


FORMER national gymnast Kristen Wright is the first scuba diving instructor to compete in Miss World Australia beauty pageant.

Ms Wright, of Mornington, is holding a virtual scuba diving seminar tomorrow (Wednesday 11 November) to raise money for the children’s charity Variety.

She says her work with charitable organisations has led her to be passionate about community involvement and volunteer work. A biomedical science student, she wants a career in paediatric speech pathology to help children develop their speech after cleft palate surgery.

Raising money during the pandemic has been difficult, but Ms Wright hopes tomorrow’s virtual seminar will give people an insight into her other world of scuba diving.

She will give participants a rundown of an open water course – the first scuba course required to be completed – with the goal of raising as much as she can for Australian children in need.

Tickets to the virtual event are $20, with all profits being donated to Variety – The Children’s Charity. It will be held via Zoom from 5.30-6.30pm.

Book at trybooking.com/BLYIR

First published in the Mornington News – 10 November 2020


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