Fundraising News

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