Charities & Healthcare

Denys C. Shortt OBE aims to promote excellent healthcare facilities for the local community and supports a variety of healthcare associated charities.

Each month DCS staff donate funds to a local charity of their choosing. The total is matched by DCS Group - doubling the donation.

In 2014 Denys Shortt OBE is the Chairman of the Stratford Hospital Appeal - a brand new £20 million hospital offering Cancer and Eye care for the local community. 

Over the years DCS has provided over 5000 toiletries packs for Help for Heroes and the RAF Aeromedical Evacuation team.

See below for more details:

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Warwickshire Northamptonshire Air Ambulance

The Warwickshire Northamptonshire Air Ambulance is one of our nominated Charity’s in 2014.

The charity provides a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) to the counties of Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and the Milton Keynes area. Their main purpose is to prevent loss of life, relieve sickness and aid recovery to those in need across the entire operating area. They provide an excellent service funded entirely by voluntary donations, driven by first class professionals and supported by an army of fantastic volunteers.

Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance Website

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The Shakespeare Hospice

DCS Group donates Enliven gifts to the staff and patients at Christmas and various hampers provided for corporate events. Enliven is available at the Hospice shops in Stratford-upon-Avon, Alcester and Henley-in-Arden to help raise funds. DCS also provide in-house design and print support for their corporate events.

Shakespeare Hopsice Website

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Macmillan

For several years, DCS Group has sponsored Macride and assisted organiser Rob Gullen to make the event a huge success. DCS employees also train and take part in the ride. We have actively taken part in dress down days and coffee mornings with cake sales to raise money for this charity.

Macmillan Website

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Guide Dogs

The Guide Dogs 2013 New Year’s Eve Ball was sponsored by DCS Group and hampers are also provided as prizes for various events. In addition DCS sponsored the Shakespeare Puppies Appeal by donating both funds and complimentary design work for the appeal.

Guide Dogs Website

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Stratford-upon-Avon Hospital

Denys Shortt OBE is Chairman of the Stratford Hospital Appeal which aims to raise £1 million. Denys has also donated a free website.

Stratford Hospital Website

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Supporting Birmingham Children's Hospital

For the past few years, DCS Group has provided male and female packs for parents staying overnight with their sick children.

Birmingham Childrens Hospital Website

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Stratford Upon Avon Food Bank

DCS Group has agreed 12 months of help for the Foodbank with £2,400 worth of food at wholesale cost prices – over £3,000 worth at shop prices.

Stratford Food Bank Website

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Kissing it Better

DCS Group offers free of charge in-house design and print support for their corporate events.

Kissing it Better Website

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Bethany's Wish

DCS Group donates hand sanitizers to Bethany’s Wish bravery packs for children undergoing treatment for cancer.

Bethany's Wish Website

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SSAFA - Lifelong support for our Forces and their Families

DCS Group donates Toiletries to SSAFA, The UK's oldest national military charity. Our Armed Forces (both Regular and Reserves), veterans and their families know they can depend on SSAFA for support now and for the rest of their lives. SSAFA are committed, practical and understanding.

SSAFA Website