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Blinded Hayle woman Tina Nash attends Penzance fundraiser

By CMJacqui  |  Posted: September 03, 2012

Tina Nash with friends at Sportscue.

Tina Nash with friends at Sportscue.

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A Hayle woman who was blinded in an horrific attack by her boyfriend has attended a fundraising night held in her honour for the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB).

Tina Nash joined friends at Sportcue bar in Penzance on Friday, where hundreds of pounds were raised through an auction with dozens of prizes donated by local businesses.

The money will go towards the Run For Tina Nash fund, which will see friends Gary Williams, Dylan Courtney, Sam Oxley and Stefan Osborne, from Penzance, run the London Marathon next year.

The four decided to set themselves a fundraising challenge after 32-year-old Tina had her eyes gouged out by Shane Jenkin in April last year. Jenkin was later jailed for life after he pleaded guilty to causing her grievous bodily harm.

The friends have set a fund-raising target of £4,000 for their challenge. Anyone who would like to donate to the fund should log on to http://www.justgiving.com/runfortinanash.

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  • Cornwallrocks  |  April 22 2013, 7:27PM

    Cornwallrocks21/04/2013 7:39pm I think that Shane Jenkin is a nasty cowardly piece of work who has shown no remorse for his callousness. I am disgusted how somebody like this has not only subjected Tina Nash to beatings but thinks it's acceptable to gouge somebody's eyes out and then blame the victim for his actions. He is nothing but Scum, and he has been in trouble with the Police before breaking the Law frequently. Shane Jenkin does not deserve any respect. He has only been sent to a Psychiatric Ward for 5 years. The punishment in this case has been lenient. Tina Nash has to suffer this pain of not being able to see anybody or anything ever again in her life because of one abusive and aggressive individual. It really is unfair it has come to this. Shane Jenkin kept Tina Nash locked up 12 hours after the eye-gouging attack without phoning the Ambulance for medical help. He is a thug who probably wanted to kill his girlfriend, he punched her many times before, and tried to strangle her. It is lucky Tina Nash didn't die that night but it's really unlucky she got blinded by this moron. I hope Tina all the best in the future and that it will make her stronger. I was shocked after reading about this and it was upsetting seeing the images. x

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