Divers donate to DDRC
Diver Wilf Tanser recently celebrated a ‘milestone’ birthday with a party and asked his guests to make donations to Plymouth-based charity DDRC (previously the Diving Diseases Research Centre) instead of buying him gifts.
The party guests raised £325, which will support the ongoing provision of 24/7 medical care at the Hyperbaric Medical Centre in Tamar Science Park.
Mr Tanser is an experienced diver, having undertaken over 2,000 dives all over the world and is a BSAC (British Sub Aqua Club) Advanced Instructor. While he has been fortunate enough to have never needed DDRC’s emergency services, he does know divers who have been treated there for potentially life threatening decompression illness, also known as ‘the bends’.
DDRC Director, Dr Christine Cridge, said: “We are immensely grateful to all of our supporters who are generous enough to make donations that enable us to continue providing treatment, delivering diver education and carrying out research into the range of uses of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
“We don’t just support the diving community however, as many of our patients receive treatment to aid the healing of problem wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers or tissue damage from radiation treatment”.
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