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Deptherapy Wins ‘Soldiering On’ Award

British scuba diving rehabilitation charity Deptherapy has been recognized with the presentation of the “Soldiering On” Award.

Richard Cullen, founder and chairman of Deptherapy and Deptherapy Education, received the award on behalf of the charity at a recent black tie gala event at the Westminster Park Plaza in London.

An independent panel judged the charity to be the winner in the Healthcare & Rehabilitation (Group) category. The award, sponsored by Redwood Technologies Group, was given in recognition of the charity’s contribution to recovery and rehabilitation of former members of the British Armed Forces Community.

On receiving the award, Cullen said:

“Winning the Healthcare and Rehabilitation Category at the prestigious Soldiering on Awards in London was a stunning achievement given the very stiff competition we faced in the group. Huge thanks to the team at Soldiering On, those who nominated us, the Judges and Redwood Technologies Group for sponsoring the Award. However, the highest praise goes to the Trustees, Patrons, Ambassadors and Volunteers who work tirelessly and for free to help our Armed Forces’ veterans. I sincerely hope that this major acknowledgement of our work will act as a key to open the door to corporate sponsorship, which we so badly need.”

The Soldiering On Award is the second prestigious Award this year for the charity. Deptherapy Ambassador and former private in the U.K. Royal Engineers Ben Lee has been honored with an Endeavour Fund Award earlier this year.

Find out more about Deptherapy’s work here.

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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