The Veterans’ Foundation has awarded the scuba diving rehabilitation charity Deptherapy a grant to allow Deptherapy to return to Roots, its base in the Egyptian Red Sea.
The £25,000/~US$34,000/~€29,980 grant will also fund RAID Open Water 20 courses and continuing education courses for scuba divers in 2022.
The grant is a significant boost to the funding of Deptherapy’s work – rehabilitating British Armed Forces veterans who have suffered life-changing mental and/or physical challenges through adaptive scuba diving programs and 24/7 support.
The Veterans’ Foundation has supported Deptherapy since 2017. During COVID-19 restrictions, when travel to Egypt was not possible, the foundation funded an Open Water course that was run at Eton College Pool and Wraysbury Dive Center. The course was the first of its kind for the charity in the UK.
(Featured Image credit: Stuart Green/Deptherapy)