The statistics are sobering. The ratio between dead and wounded is around 1:5. Of the five wounded, many have extensive injuries, the consequences of which will remain with them for the rest of their lives. SWS RnR believes this is something we need to address and the positive response from those who have experienced a week's RnR show how much the initiative is welcomed and appreciated by those who have used it and felt the benefits.
We exist because we believe we should all be taking action to help our fighting forces to recover from injuries.
A second reason for why SWS RnR has been established is because many people want to show how much they value what these young men and women have done, and continue to do, and this provides them with a very personal way of expressing such sentiments. As the first group of soldiers arrived, the welcome speech began with the words: '…I cannot find words to tell you how much I admire your valour…'
This project gives people a way to show their admiration and provide practical support and encouragement to those soldiers. It is the business of government and institutions to show how the nation appreciates their courage and their willingness to fight. It is for us as individuals to say to these truly brave young men and women; thank you, now come and have some fun.
Who we are
The SWS RnR team: