Margaret is driving blind for charity

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A CARNOUSTIE woman will be doing her Daredevil impression next month to raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind, writes Johnston Ralston.

Margaret Morrison (62) will take part in the Drive Blind 2012 challenge, at the Nissan test track in Sunderland, despite losing her vision nearly 20 years ago.

Margaret suffers from an hereditary condition which resulted in her vision degenerating to the extent that 40 years ago Margaret gave up driving after she lost her confidence.

She explained: “It’s an hereditary condition. It’s always been there. It’s just in the last 20 odd years it’s gone. It’s just one of those things.”

Despite not having driven in more than 40 years Margaret has always been keen to get back into the driving seat.

She said: “My sight went and that was it. Something I’ve wanted to do for a long time now is to drive again.

“It’s a 15-minute drive in a British School of Motoring dual control car. If I manage to raise £150 then I’ll get the chance to win a place as a passenger in a rally car.”

Margaret is also looking for help in distributing sponsorship forms and would like to hear from any business owners in Carnoustie who would be willing to help. She can be contacted via meg12@blueyonder.co.uk. Donations can also be made by visiting www.justgiving.com/cant-see-can-drive.