We are pleased to announce that Defence Medical Welfare Service have been shortlisted for The Charity of The Year at the South West Business and Community Awards. This is a huge achievement with over 1,000 nominations and 83 entries within this category. The award nomination recognises the work delivered by the Defence Medical Welfare Service in the South of England supporting the armed forces, veterans, police officers, The Merchant Navy and their families and carers.

DMWS have remained operational throughout the pandemic, I am incredibly proud of my team and the service they have delivered in the South of England, they have been there for people when they needed help the most. Being shortlisted for the this award is a fantastic achievement and I am very happy that the work being delivered has been recognised.

Jess Liston, Regional Manager for the South of England, DMWS

The winners will be announced on the 29th of April at the Virtual Awards Ceremony. 

@GBExpos and the event hashtag is #SWBCAwards.


Notes to editors

For further information contact DMWS Regional Manager for the South Jess Liston jliston@dmws.org.uk or 01264 774000

About Defence Medical Welfare Service

The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) is an independent charity providing medical welfare to the armed forces, veterans, NHS staff, emergency services, The Merchant Navy & their immediate family when they are receiving medical treatment in hospital. DMWS’ practical and emotional support ensures that no family goes through the worry of illness or injury alone.

Since 1943 DMWS has also deployed to areas of conflict with the Armed Forces working alongside medical staff in the Field Hospitals.

The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) is an external provider of expert Welfare, Resilience and Mental Health First Aid Training for preventative and intervention strategies for people working in the welfare arena and anyone who wants to improve their knowledge and confidence in supporting others.

The St John and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service (known as DMWS) is a registered charity in England and Wales (1087210) and in Scotland (SC045460) 

Keep up to date with DMWS news and announcements via Social Media

Twitter @theDMWS 

Facebook @DefenceMedicalWelfareService

Instagram @thedmws


Published: 19th April, 2021
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