Helping the heroes
The Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon with Urr Guild meeting was led by Mianda Brignall.
An informative talk was given by Elizabeth and Martin Graham on the Help the Heroes charity, which was launched in 2007.
It helps provide better facilities for service personnel injured in the line of duty.
Some 97 per cent of funding comes from public donations. Up to £300 million has so far been raised.
There are volunteer groups called Band of Brothers and Band of Sisters who offer lifelong fellowship with a range of help including job opportunities and days out.