On 6 June 1944, Parachute Regiment soldiers dropped into France to support the Normandy landings to liberate Europe from the Nazis, defending the eastern flank of the invasion from German reinforcements, and attacking the Merville battery whose guns were trained on the beaches.
That was now 71 years ago. Many of the brave heroes who had waited for the 70th anniversary in 2014 have died since those commemorations. Their successors are still at the spearhead of the British Armed Forces. All do their job uncomplainingly but there is always a human cost.
To honour them and all those who fought in 1944 we want to get at least 30 people on a tandem freefall skydive at Hibaldstow airfield, Lincolnshire to raise charity funds for SUPPORT OUR PARAS.
Skydive Hibaldstow are offering a special charity jump price of £190 for this event and you must in addition raise a separate amount of £200 or more – the sky’s the limit – for SUPPORT OUR PARAS.
Onbce you have booked the charity will be in touch to help with your fundraising.
The jump will take place on Saturday 6th June 2015- D-Day itself.
This is your chance to be part of a fantastic celebration and raise funds for a great cause. SUPPORT OUR PARAS is a charity which supports The Parachute Regiment through the welfare of serving soldiers and families and those affected by recent operations, and through the maintenance of its regimental efficiency, ethos, spirit and heritage.
We give support to our soldiers and their families: in distress, in disability, in need, and in transition to civilian life. And we help to make the Regiment a better place for them to work and live. As well as remember those who have served.
The cost of the skydive is at a discounted price of £190 which particpants must pay for themselves. There is a non-refundable deposit payable in advance and then the balance of £140 on arrival at the airfield.
The total minimum amount of sponsorship to raise is £200 per person all of which goes to the SUPPORT OUR PARAS charity.
Advance deposit to secure your place payable to Skydive Hibaldstow
Balance to pay for the skydive on arrival
Minimum sponsorship payable no later than 4 weeks after the skydive to SUPPORT OUR PARAS
The registration deadline is 1st April 2015 so book your place now!
SUPPORT OUR PARAS is the working name of The Parachute Regiment Charity Ltd, registered as Charity No 1131977
SUPPORT OUR PARAS
Contact: Natalie Urbaniak
Tel: 01206 817074