Seavets supported charity:
the British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA)
From the beginning in 1983 the club was closely linked with the medical research charity Research Into Ageing (RiA) which was merged with Help the Aged in 2001 and later with Age UK. Between £2,000 and £3,000 has been raised by Seavets each year for the last few years, and about £80,000 has been donated to RiA since 1986.
Following changes in the focus of the research carried out by the Research into Ageing Fund under Age UK, we held a ballot of our members and decided to change the charity we support from 2016 onwards to the British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA) .
Article about the research being carried out into ageing.
Joe Coulson is a lay member of the BSRA Development committee and has written a very good layman's description of the research being carried out into the various aspects of the ageing process.
The video below explains the benefits of research into ageing
We are delighted that we are once again supporting a small charity with aims close to the hearts of our founding members. While the Society has a long and distinguished history as a scientific charity promoting research into understanding the causes and effects of the ageing process, it has only recently become a medical research charity raising money to fund its own projects
We enjoyed welcoming David Weinkove from BSRA to our AGM in 2016 when he told us about his research at the University of Durham, and we introduced him to windsurfing - brave man, it was a rather chilly dank day!.