Members of a Moray-based RAF squadron have donated £700 to an Elgin hospice.
The servicemen raised the funds for The Oaks on their recent deployment to Afghanistan.
Representatives of 51 Squadron, the RAF regiment, had volunteered at the hospice before setting out for Helmand Province.
They decided to use what little free time they had at Camp Bastion – the main British base in the country – by simulating travelling the length of the Afghan border using just treadmills, cross trainers and rowing machines.
Colleagues and members of the other allied forces stationed at the base sponsored the enterprise, while other supporters donated online. A bottle of whisky supplied by a resident of The Oaks was also auctioned.
Senior aircraftmen technicians Aaron Jackson and Pete Bailes handed over the funds – raised in Afghanistan between October 2013 and May this year – to Macmillan unit nurse manager Sandra Anderson
The pair had previously spent time helping out at The Oaks.
Technician Bailes said: “The Oaks relies purely on donations and money raised by the charity, and after being shown around the centre we could see that the people that use this facility deserve as much care and comfort as possible.
“Due to a lot of the equipment costing well into the thousands we knew that we had to do what we could.”
As well as raising money for the hospice, members of 51 Squadron have been tidying the gardens and painting benches and equipment.
The Oaks is a purpose-built unit providing specialist care and rehabilitation for people in Moray who have cancer or another progressive illnesses.
The service is designed to complement the existing Macmillan community nursing team.