British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
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2014-08-19 13:09:47

Magnox gift equipment to revitalised Dumfries and Galloway Area

Magnox Magnificent in gifting equipment to help save Dolphins, Porpoises and Whales for the Dumfries & Galloway region.

The Chapel Cross branch of Magnox recently gifted £300 to the Dumfries and Galloway Area for British Divers Marine Life Rescue.  Tom Sherry, representing Magnox, visited a recent BDMLR marine mammal rescue course in Dumfries to hand over equipment to the local Area Coordinator Hannah Gordon.

Hannah said "We’re revitalising the area for BDMLR and now that we have newly trained new medics for Dumfries & Galloway, Magnox’s support has allowed us to purchase the necessary life jackets, helmets and visors our volunteer medics require when attending rescues.  We are extremely grateful to Chapel Cross for donating these to BDMLR as without local donations such as this we simply could not purchase the personal safety equipment necessary for rescues".

BDMLR is a national charity that is totally dedicated to the rescue of marine life such as whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals. Since 1988 BDMLR has been involved in the rescue of marine wildlife after every major marine disaster and also responds to around 400 rescues each year. The charity has around 3000 trained volunteers who attend rescues and just two paid staff members.

Stephen Marsh, BDMLR’s Operations Manager who along with Hannah led the recent Marine Mammal Medic Training Course, said "we are very grateful to Tom Sherry and his staff of Chapel Cross for this donation. BDMLR receive no government funding and we rely on donations such as these to purchase equipment and to keep the charity going. We are very proud of all our volunteer Medics and fund raisers and simply could not do the job  without them".

Pictured are Chapel Cross employee Richard Brown, Tom Sherry, Hannah Gordon, Stephen Marsh and the newly trained marine mammal medics.

Corinne Gordon
Scottish Community Fund Raising Coordinator