Dudley shop to host book singing for local celeb

One of the Black Country’s best known characters, Blind Dave Heeley, will visit the Black Country T Shirt shop in Dudley to sign copies of his new autobiography ‘From Light To Dark’.

Born sighted, 'Blind' Dave Heeley showed athletic promise from an early age, smashing his town's 1500-metre track record aged just 11 years old. However, a devastating diagnosis shattered his sporting dreams.

'From Light To Dark' charts Dave's story; rediscovering his boyhood talent for running and going on to undertake some of the world's toughest challenges including running from John O'Groats to Land's End, completing ten marathons in ten days, 700 miles of cycling across seven countries in seven days and the 2015 Marathon des Sables; dubbed the 'toughest footrace on Earth'.

With a foreword by the veteran and record-breaking English adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, From Light to Dark is a heart-warming, inspirational tale of triumph over adversity.

Steve Pitts, owner at Black Country T Shirts : “Dave is someone who has been a real inspiration to us in the way he conducts himself and the amount of effort he puts in to help local causes.

"His next challenge in June is ‘Escape from Alcatraz’ where competitors have to swim one-and-a-half miles, cycle for 18 miles, and run for a further eight. Plus, this challenge requires him to learn how to swim too!"

Members of the public are urged to visit the store on Saturday, both to meet Dave and hear him talk about his adventures. The event begins at 10:30am.


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