Making waves for mental health: Erin and Zoe take the plunge with sharks

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Charity, News on 17th August, 2023

Erin Foster and Zoe FischerErin Foster, Trainee Nurse, and Zoe Fischer, Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor, both based at Franklyn Hospital in Exeter, are joining forces to support the DPT Charity. On Saturday 2 September, they will be swimming with sharks at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth.

Zoe said: “I've got this funny, irrational fear of sharks. It's so silly that I've even managed to avoid watching Finding Nemo! But, in a twist of fate, I've decided to take on the challenge of swimming with sharks, and my friend Erin has been absolutely amazing, offering her support all the way. Life's all about diving into the deep, even if a few sharks swim by!"

If you wish to show your support, a sponsorship option is available through Erin and Zoe's JustGiving page.

Now, let's dip our toes into the DPT Charity which is all about extending hope and assistance to those dealing with mental health, learning disabilities and neurodiversity. The goal of DPT Charity is to raise funds to enhance the lives of those under the care of our organisation. It is more than just donations; it's about building a platform for recovery, wellbeing, and stronger connections within the community.

If Zoe and Erin's efforts have sparked your interest in supporting us through fundraising, you are invited to explore the various opportunities available. Additionally, you can reach out to Daniel Robson, Head of Charity Fundraising, by sending an email to Your unique ideas and contributions are warmly welcomed.