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Ash Winter

Ash Winter

Run the distance of the UK - runlejog2020


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]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. [/p][p]Fast forward to 2018 and I found myself leaving the Armed Forces, and as if by fate a job advertisement for a DMWS Welfare Officer was published, without hesitation I applied, the rest they say is history.[/p][p]I have been wanting to organise a fundraising event for some time, however due to the current situation this has caused issues, thus finding this 874mile run - the length of our wonderful country (virtually of course) - I also plan for others to join and have a finale to remember. [/p][p]The target amount set is £874 for the 874 miles meaning each mile covered will be worth £1 for the charity[/p][p]The Defence Medical Welfare Service - What we do![/p][p]DMWS is an independent charity providing an independent and confidential medical welfare service to frontline staff whenever they are receiving medical treatment. We understand that any hospital treatment or healthcare intervention whether planned or unplanned can be stressful and can bring with it feelings of isolation, stress and worry, all of which may hamper recovery.[/p][p]DMWS Welfare Officers work with patients when their medical needs are being met but when other issues, problems or social influences may be distracting them from their recovery. We provide practical and emotional support to ensure that no family goes through the worry of injury or illness alone. The support we offer is tailored to the individual needs and may include a confidential and impartial listening ear, helping to explain and resolve any medical care issue and referrals to other agencies for support.[/p][p]All our Welfare Officers are full-time professionals drawn from a variety of backgrounds including military, healthcare, social work and counselling. They are all trained in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and have a Diploma in Welfare Studies accredited by the Institute of Welfare.[/p][p]We operate across the UK, and overseas, supporting those who put themselves in harm’s way to serve our country. This includes Armed Forces personnel, Reservists, Veterans and their families, the Police, and increasingly other front line services, as well as to their primary care givers and healthcare professionals.[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

12 Nov 2020


Aug 27, 2020

Philippa Leishman


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 31, 2020


Still a long way to go!


plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jul 28, 2020

Tracy R

Are you there yet?? Good luck, knowing how much I hate and am useless at running I'm in awe of anyone who can!


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 16, 2020


Hi Ash, Good luck with your challenge!


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 15, 2020


Well done. That's some distance!

Jul 14, 2020

Beverley Young

Well done Ash, great charity


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

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