Mr Derek Wootton

Total collected to date: £345.97

Charity details

The Ehlers Danlos Society

The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) are a group of thirteen individual genetic conditions, all of which affect the body’s connective tissue. Connective tissue lies between other tissues and organs, keeping these separate whilst connecting them, holding everything in place and providing support, like the mortar between bricks. In EDS, a gene mutation causes a certain kind of connective tissue – the kind will depend on the type of EDS but usually a form of collagen – to be fragile and stretchy. This stretchiness can sometimes be seen in the skin of someone with EDS; individuals with the condition may also be able to extend their joints further than is usual – this is known as being hypermobile, bendy or double-jointed. As collagen is present throughout the body, people with EDS tend to experience a broad range of symptoms, most of them less visible than the skin and joint differences. These are complex syndromes affecting many systems of the body at once, despite this EDS is often an invisible disability. Symptoms commonly include, but are not limited to, long-term pain, chronic fatigue, dizziness, palpitations and digestive disorders. Such problems and their severity vary considerably from person to person, even in the same type of EDS and within the same family

Registered Number 1180984

Messages of condolence

Very saddened by the loss of Derek. Such a kind and generous man. I will miss him sorely as will many others. My thoughts and love are with the family at this sad time.

Mrs Valerie Cullimore

Fond memories of a wonderful neighbour and very true friend. Derek will be missed by us all. Mary Dimmock

Mrs Mary Dimmock

Cherished memories of wonderfully happy times. Jane, Paul, Jess and Ruby

Mrs Jane Sinnott

Service details

Church Service

19 November, 2020 11:00

St Michaels Church, Brent Knoll

Church Lane, Brent Knoll, Highbridge, TA9 4DG