Donate by post or text

Your donations, no matter how big or small, mean that we can provide support to wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and their families. Whether the donation is from you personally, or is some money you've collected, we're delighted to receive it. There are a number of different ways you can get the money to us.

By Post

Set-up a regular donation

It's simple to set up a regular donation. You decide how much and how often you would like to contribute. Complete a Regular Giving Form and return it to us by post.

Make a Single Donation by cheque, or postal order.

Please make your cheque or postal order payable to St John & Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service and send it to: DMWS, The Old Stables, Redenham Park, Redenham, Nr Andover, Hampshire, SP11 9AQ

By Text

Donate £5 by texting DMWS01 £5 to 70070

Donate £10 by texting DMWS01 £10 to 70070

Text donations are free and will not come out of any inclusive texts you have as part of your price plan. You simply pay the cost of your donation using your credit balance.

Payroll Giving

Payroll giving is a tax efficient scheme that allows you to make regular donations to us straight from your salary – and because your donation is taken out before tax, a £10 a month donation will actually only cost you £8.

You can donate any amount to us and you can stop your donation whenever you like. Your employer might even choose to match your donation, increasing the value of your gift, enabling us to provide more support to wounded, injured and sick Armed Forces personnel and their families.

What to do next:

If your company currently offers a payroll giving scheme all you need to do is to download and complete our Payroll Giving Form and hand into your payroll department and they will do the rest.

If your employer doesn’t offer a Payroll Giving scheme, please encourage them to do so – setting up the scheme is simple and cost free.  More details can be found on the HRMC website.

Your Will 

After providing for your loved ones, including a gift in your Will to DMWS to enable us to continue to support Armed Forces Personnel and their families is a wonderful way to make a real difference. No matter how large or small, your gift will ensure we are there for the Military Community.

The next steps:

If you would like to remember DMWS when you make or update your will, we recommend you contact a solicitor or other legal professional for advice.

When including a gift to us in your will, the correct description of the charity is:

The St John & Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service (Registered charity in England and Wales 1087210 and in Scotland SC045460)) of The Old Stables, Redenham Park, Redenham, Nr Andover, SP11 9AQ.

Online Shopping

If you shop online, you can help raise money for DMWS at no extra cost to you!

We have registered with  www.givingabit.com who have partnered with over 1,200 shops that will pay DMWS a donation every time a purchase is made.

It will not cost you a penny more and it is free to sign up. In fact you could even save money as there are thousands of discount codes too!

You still buy directly from your favourite shops, including Amazon, Play.com, Sainsbury’s, John Lewis, Vodafone and many more – you just visit them through the givingabit.com website to create a donation for us!

All you need to do is go to www.givingabit.com and sign up. Once you have signed up, click on Find a Charity or Community from your Quick links box, and choose DMWS. 

Online Shopping Make us your Ebay Partner

If you sell on eBay you can now nominate DMWS as your charity partner so every sale makes a difference to our Armed Forces and their families.

Your potential customers will see the blue and yellow eBay for Charity ribbon in search results. Your auction will also get more visibility as an eBay Charity Shop.

eBay for charity listings are simple to create and work in the same way as other eBay listings.

The benefits of eBay for Charity

  • You decide what percentage of your final selling price you would like to give to charity
  • Get a fee credit on your basic insertion and final value fees equal to what you donate. So donate 50% of your selling price to charity and eBay will waive 50% of your fees

Another way to donate to us is to gift your shares or share dividends to DMWS.

If you are a shareholder, an employee in a company share scheme or a company secretary, show your support for our Armed Forces and their families by donating your shares today.

Donate your shares?

Donating your shares is a very tax-effective way of giving, especially if you are a higher rate tax-payer. You can claim full tax relief to the market value of your shares.

Any shares that you can spare will help us to continue to support wounded, injured and sick Armed Forces personnel and their families.

What to do next

Shares worth more than £200

Please complete the shares donation form and send it to us with the share certificate(s) that you want to donate 

Shares worth £200 or less

If you would like to make a donation under £200, you can donate shares to ShareGift and mention the Defence Medical Welfare Service. ShareGift is a charity specialising in accepting smaller number of shares and can be contacted on 020 7930 3737 or through their website www.sharegift.org.


If you require further information please call us on 01264 774001 or email fundraising@dmws.org.uk.