On Tuesday 11th October, Kit Malthouse MP hosted a reception in Parliament for the Defence Medical Welfare Service, a national veteran welfare charity based in Andover that was attended by Veterans Minister Mark Lancaster MP.
The charity provides medical welfare support to the Armed Forces Community and other frontline staff, across the UK and abroad with welfare officers highly trained and ready to respond to those in need 24/7.
It is also the only charity to deploy to areas of conflict alongside troops on the frontline, and the first welfare service that service personnel will see when they are wounded, injured or sick.
The work of the charity grew enormously during the UK’s simultaneous deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan and will continue to be vital as we transition back to peace.
Speaking after the event, Kit Malthouse said, “The charity do excellent work for veterans at an extremely difficult time in their lives. We owe charities like the DMWS a debt of thanks for helping us keep our covenant to the armed forces.”