Fundraising News

DMWS’s Craft and Chat Group supported by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust 

DMWS are grateful to have been awarded a fantastic grant from The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to reinstate a craft group for the Armed Forces Community in Devon. Previous group members can’t wait to start again and new members are more than welcome too! There will be a range of creative activ... Read more

DMWS’s Armed Forces helpline supported by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust

DMWS are proud to have been awarded a substantial grant from The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to keep our National Response Service phoneline running.   The grant will allow us to support people with a military connection across the UK, as well as focussed support in the North of Engla... Read more

Norfolk Community Foundation Fund support pilot project for older veterans in the community 

DMWS were awarded £5000 funding from Norfolk Community Foundation through the Connecting Older People Fund. This funding will support a pilot project in Norfolk where our welfare team will provide welfare support to elderly people with a military connection who are not admitted to hospital followin... Read more

Army Central Fund continue to support Defence Medical Welfare Service

DMWS are delighted to announce that Army Central Fund have awarded further funds to support our Welfare Services across the UK and our National Response Helpline. Thanks to Army Central Fund, we will continue to deliver crucial support to Army Serving personnel, reservists, and their family members.... Read more

DMWS 80th Year: SSgt Dewa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro on a treadmill in support of DMWS

As DMWS celebrate 80 years of supporting the frontline, our staff are committed to marking the occasion with a challenge. Staff are set to participate in a range of events across the UK and Cyprus as part of the 80th celebrations, made up of the Ultra Marathon and 80,000 Steps Challenge. On Tuesday... Read more

DMWS to support homeless veterans in partnership with Veterans Housing Scotland thanks to AFCFT

DMWS are proud to have been awarded crucial funds from AFCFT under the Reducing Veteran Homelessness programme. In collaboration with Veterans Housing Scotland, an Edinburgh-based charity who provide affordable rented homes and wraparound for disabled veterans, both organisations will work together... Read more

DMWS 80th Year: Charity worker Geoff Ingram takes on Ultra Marathon in support of DMWS

As DMWS celebrate 80 years of supporting the frontline, our staff are committed to marking the occasion with a challenge. Staff are set to participate in a range of events across the UK and Cyprus as part of the 80th celebrations, made up of the Ultra Marathon and 80,000 Steps Challenge. Geoff Ingra... Read more

AFCFT award DMWS funding to support needs of LGBT+ veterans in response to Review

On 19 July 2023, the Prime Minister and Defence Secretary apologised on behalf of the British state for the historic treatment of LGBT+ personnel, following the publication of the LGBT Veterans Independent Review which investigated the military’s pre-2000 ban on homosexuality in the Armed Forc... Read more

RAFBF continue to support DMWS with additional grant for RAF beneficiaries

DMWS are delighted to have been awarded further funding from The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. The funding will help support veterans with a wide number of issues and concerns and help us to both reduce social isolation and provide support with independent living. The Fund have been long-time sup... Read more

DMWS 80th Year: Charity worker Siobonne Brewster takes on Ultra Marathon in support of DMWS

As DMWS celebrate 80 years of supporting the frontline, our staff are committed to marking the occasion with a challenge. Staff are set to participate in a range of events across the UK and Cyprus as part of the 80th celebrations, made up of the Ultra Marathon and 80,000 Steps Challenge. Siobonne Br... Read more

DMWS 80th Year: Charity worker Collette Beeson takes on Ultra Marathon in support of DMWS

As DMWS celebrate 80 years of supporting the frontline, our staff are committed to marking the occasion with a challenge. Staff are set to participate in a range of events across the UK and Cyprus as part of the 80th celebrations, made up of the Ultra Marathon and 80,000 Steps Challenge. Collette Be... Read more

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity continue to support DMWS with £200,000 grant towards expansion of services

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity have generously awarded Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) £200,000 to help boost the support available throughout the UK. We know that Army personnel and their families can face considerable disruption and uncertainty due to lengthy deployments. In addition, whilst... Read more

DMWS 80th Year: Charity worker Jess Liston takes on Ultra Marathon in support of DMWS

As DMWS celebrate 80 years of supporting the frontline in 2023, staff across the UK and Cyprus have committed to marking the occasion with a challenge. Staff are set to participate in a range of events as part of the 80th celebrations, made up of the Ultra Marathon and 80,000 Steps Challenge. Jess L... Read more

DMWS 80th Year: Celebrating 80 years of supporting the frontline

As DMWS celebrate 80 years of supporting the frontline, staff across the UK and Cyprus are committed to marking the occasion with a challenge. Staff are set to participate in a range of activities as part of the 80th celebrations. This will include: There will also be local fundraising events across... Read more

DMWS Armed Forces Welfare Service established in Milton Keynes with help from Milton Keynes Community Foundation

Milton Keynes Community Foundation have awarded crucial funds to support a new Armed Forces Welfare Service in Milton Keynes. Based in Milton Keynes University Hospital, DMWS will provide non-clinical support to members of the Armed Forces Community (serving, reservists, and veterans) and their fami... Read more

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust provides essential boost for Nottingham Armed Forces Welfare Service

DMWS are delighted to announce that the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust have awarded crucial funds to support our existing Armed Forces Welfare Service in Nottingham under the Force for Change programme. Based in Nottingham University Hospital, these funds mean we can continue to deliver person-cen... Read more

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Fund an Award-Winning Project for Defence Medical Welfare Service

As a result of sustained funding provided to Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has awarded Matt Long of DMWS its ‘Outstanding Partner’ Award. The award recognises those who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment... Read more

Armed Forces Day 2021

Armed Forces Day recognises the armed forces community; sailors, marines, soldiers, airmen, airwomen, reserves, veterans, cadets and service families. Despite the challenges of Covid-19 our welfare staff were able to safely attend several dedicated events including flag raising ceremonies, walking f... Read more

London Marathon Success

Well done to DMWS Welfare Officer Justine Clayton who completed the virtual 2020 London Marathon. Justine braved the horrendous weather and despite being soaked and very cold at mile 3, she completed the race raising £200 for DMWS. Justine said “A lady who was walking her dog couldn’t belie... Read more

Welfare Officer Ash Winter runs from Lands End to John o’ Groats for DMWS

I first heard of the charity The Defence Medical Welfare Service 11 years ago whilst serving at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, immediately I saw the difference they made to the lives of our Armed Forces Community.  Fast forward to 2018 and I found myself leaving the Armed Forces, and as... Read more

Team DMWS did it the Great Glen Way

A DMWS Welfare Officer, Emma Gration put her best paddle forward to take in some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery to complete the Great Glen Canoe Trail, raising funds for charity. Read more

Supporter Stuart Craig completes London Marathon for DMWS

My brother (Russ Craig) had  undergone liver transplant surgery at the Queen Elizabeth hospital In Birmingham. Throughout this difficult time the support of Fisher House and DMWS Welfare Officers has been completely invaluable to me and my family. I wanted to give something back and decided to run... Read more

Author KJ Simmill donates book royalties to DMWS

Author of the fantasy genre working The Forgotten Legacies series has been supporting DMWS for several years. In addition to her own books, she participates in books for charity, an opportunity she says, she “was thrilled to accept.” It is my aim for each one of my titles to donat... Read more

Pantomime success!

The British Community in SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) based in Brussels, Belgium have brought the world of traditional Pantomime to this truly international audience. According to Lt Col Gary Brooks “Panto, an eccentric and typically British tradition – as much as&... Read more

The Grand Day Out Gala Dinner to raise funds for DMWS

DMWS are extremely grateful to Major (Retd) Tim Grantham for nominating us as the designated charity at this years Grand Day Out Gala Dinner Read more

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