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Deptherapy Shortlisted For 2019 Soldiering On Award

British scuba diving rehabilitation charity Deptherapy has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2019 Soldiering On Awards.

These prestigious military awards recognize the outstanding achievements of those who have served their country, and the diverse people and groups who work together in support of the British armed forces community.

In 2018, Deptherapy was judged the winner in the Healthcare & Rehabilitation category of the Soldiering On Awards. This year, the charity is a finalist in the Education, Training and Development Award. This award recognizes excellence in the provision of education, training and skills development in support of vocational or employment transition.

Now in their 9th year, the Soldiering On Awards are judged by an independent panel of leading business and military figures, headed by Soldiering On Awards President Richard Dannatt, member of the House of Lords, and Vice President Debra Allcock-Tyler, CEO of the Directory of Social Change.

The judging panel will decide on the final recipients of the awards following a reception at the House of Lords in February. The 2019 Soldiering On Award winners will be announced at a black tie ceremony on April 5th, 2019.

Richard Cullen, founder and chairman of Deptherapy & Deptherapy Education said:

“We are honoured to have been shortlisted for this Award. This is a testament to the quality of Deptherapy’s developmental program and our aim to show Program Members how to develop achievable goals, both in terms of diving and their everyday lives. It also speaks volumes of the 24/7 support that we provide for those in the ‘Deptherapy Family.’

“As a tiny charity, staffed wholly by volunteers, we are proud of what we deliver and our many Awards, but we are not complacent. We need to keep focused on fundraising and sponsorship, as without money we cannot deliver our programs and the support to our veterans that so many desperately need.”

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John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.


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