ARMY fitness instructors did a drill with a difference to help raise more than £2000 for injured and disabled ex-servicemen.
More than 60 people were put through their paces by the staff of SOS Fitness to raise money for Erskine Hospital, which cares for ex-servicemen and women.
The staff of SOS Fitness, serving troops who run fitness classes for civilians, donned camouflage and fancy dress for event
Alan Ross, a fundraiser at Erskine Hospital said: "The atmosphere was terrific.
"Many younger veterans need help finding a job, recovering from an injury or post-traumatic stress disorder and our supported transition project works with veterans as young as 19.
"We aim to provide them with counselling, work experience and support, helping them making the transition from the services to civilian life.
"Strong links with the community and events such as the SOS charity day helps us to do this and raise awareness that Erskine can support any ex-service personnel when they need it most."
Those taking part came from three fitness classes, in Dumbarton, Helensburgh and Uddingston, and completed three, one hour exercise circuits.
Participants ranged in age from five to 50, and travelled between each circuit, beginning in Helensburgh, then heading to Loch Lomond before finishing up at Erskine Hospital.
Steve Losh, SOS Fitness director, said: "The hospital staff do a fantastic job in providing care for ex-service personnel and their families.
"One overwhelming comment fed back is about the sense of support within the classes, and we are delighted to help out both our members and the local community with vital fundraising."
Erskine Hospital has been looking after veterans for almost 100 years and cares for over 1300 men and women in five residential homes.
Local businesses were also keen to help out at the event, with the Helensburgh Buffet shop providing lunches for the team, and Wilson's of Rhu running free bus transport between each location.
For further information on SOS Fitness go to www.sosfitness.co.uk, and to make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/SOSfitness.