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 the London Marathon to raise funds to ensure this incredible service is available for years to come.” said Stuart.

Stuart Craig

Russ Craig, 48, served with The Royal Corps of Signals for 27 years. Only a few years after he left the Army he found himself at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, in need of a liver transplant. DMWS supported the Craig family through this difficult time. Our Welfare Officers arranged accommodation for his family at Fisher House (a ‘home away from home’ for military patients and their families) to ensure his loved ones could remain close while Russ received major medical treatment at the QE.

“The Welfare Officers were great. Not only did they help with arranging accommodation, more importantly they visited us every day, were there to listen, offer advice and supported the whole family through a very rocky road.”

Russ’s wife, Fiona

A big DMWS thank you goes out to Stuart who trained very hard to run the London Marathon and to everyone who sponsored him.

Published: 25th October, 2017
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