The Royal Britsh Legion has committed £27 million to provide and operate the Battle Back Centre, an adaptive sports and outdoor facility based at the National Sports Centre, Lilleshall, in the West Midlands.
With its focus on what you can do rather than what you can't, the Centre will help around 800 wounded, injured and sick Army, Navy and RAF personnel every year to make the best possible recovery and either return to duty or make a new life in Civvy Street.
Undertaking and overcoming challenges has been shown to enhance recovery. The Battle Back Centre will provide adaptive sports and adventure opportunities led by world-class coaches and has residential accommodation for up to 24 people at a time. The range of sports and outdoor activities includes climbing, watersports, caving, wheelchair basketball, clay pigeon shooting and archery.
Before being injured, these young men and women were at the peak of their physical fitness. An injury can make them feel like their life has stopped, as everything they hold dear has been taken from them.
By rebuilding confidence and unlocking potential, the Battle Back Centre will prove nothing is impossible for these remarkable men and women.
The Battle Back Centre, as part of the Defence Recovery Capability, supports the Battle Back programme, which is an MoD initiative delivered in partnership with Help for Heroes and The Royal British Legion.
Click here for more information about The Battle Back Centre (Lilleshall).