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Southwest Scotland RnR is a charity which provides much needed and appreciated holidays in Dumfries and Galloway for soldiers injured while on active service in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
The men come for a week’s holiday during which they are invited to take part in a whole range of activities including water sports, carriage driving, falconry, clay pigeon shooting, archery and much more. They also enjoy good food including traditional home baking provided by volunteers.
These holiday breaks for service personnel who have returned from operations give the men a chance to relax, to regain self confidence and to continue on the road to recovery.
Accommodation is in a self-contained flat in a private residence situated on the shores of the Solway. A wheelchair accessible wet room has recently been installed. The flat has views across the water to the Cumbria Fells and is set amongst some of the most glorious countryside south west Scotland has to offer.
What used to be the laundry has been converted into a therapy room where the soldiers can enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy and massage by a qualified practitioner who was a former nurse.
What Southwest Scotland RnR also does is give members of the public the opportunity to show their personal support for the men in various ways from fundraising to offering goods and services. The RnR team books and manages the programme, relieving the military units of any administration tasks.