Team Brittany 4Brittany 100km Challenge

Ralph Clarke and  friends will be walking the Brittany 100km Challenge which follows part of The Grande Randonnée (GR34).

This unique route with its spectacular coastal scenery is steeped in history. Setting out from Saint Lunaire (nr Dinard) (Ille-et-Vilaine) to Erquy (Cotes-d’Armor), the coastal path winds through scenic villages and historic towns – the only long distance path to follow the coastline of Brittany.

It’s a superb backdrop for an exceptional challenge, and in September 2014, the team will be taking it on as a walk for the Charity.

You can support this huge effort here

Matterhorn Challenge 2014

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White Hart regulars Spud and Tommy Taylor, John and Steve Ruston, Eddie Young, Gilly Gilfoyle, and Marco Marchetti along with recently medically discharged Afghanistan veteran Jason Rehill’s five years of training to scale the North East Ridge of the Matterhorn will finally come to fruition in August. Have they done enough? An amazing challenge, but all the more so because they are doing it in aid of Paracharity. To learn more and to see additional pictures of the group in training, read on here.

Troy’s Maroon and Tartan Challenge

t-shirts12 year old Troy Mason is setting out on a 200 mile Para themed challenge walking, swimming and climbing his way across Scotland. Troy is raising money for Paracharity and will be asking fellow walkers on the West Highland Way for support. Read more about his amazing challenge here

15 year old Tabs 70miles for Paracharity

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Liam ‘Badger’ Tarburn put in an amazing effort over the weekend of the 21st-22nd June and all in aid of Paracharity. Whilst most 15 year olds are happy to have a lie in over the weekend and maybe a kick around in the park Badger set himself the challenge of Tabbing 70 miles across the Scottish countryside to mark the 70th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden. Read more

70 for the 70th Anniversary – Charity Skydive

nuttyfloatersTo mark the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, Paracharity held a commemorative skydive at Skydive Hibaldstow on 7th June. The

 

weather forecast for 2014 wasn’t much better than that of 1944 and so plans had to be rethought. An option not available in 1944. Read More

PARAS’10 Colchester a success despite the heat

Public take on Paras' fitness challenge

 

The 2014 Colchester PARAS’10 held on 18th May was a huge success with over 800 entrants battling the heat, mud, and water. Our youngest competitor was just 16 whilst our oldest was 7 years old at the time of D-Day. Colchester PARAS’10 2014 also saw our  first startline marriage proposal, our first overhead view of the start and the first time new entrants outnumbered our loyal fans. Read more here.

Will you be at Catterick on August 31st to see what our first will be there? www.paras10.com

P Company do Test Week – in 24hrs!

PCoy24-web-300x166On the 11th June P Coy staff undertook the challenge to complete all eight events which make up PARA Training Test week in 24 hours!

All 8 tests were completed with full weight and in the specified times! We would like to Thank the P Coy staff for their efforts and for their continuing support. What an amazing achievement! Read More

If you would like to show your support please visit https://www.justgiving.com/pcompany24/

Stondon Massey’s Op Market Garden 2014

operation market garden 1ARegulars of The Bricklayers Arms pub in Stondon Massey are commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Arnhem in a unique way and they’re looking for your help.  Gary Middlehurst and Keith Pratt were interviewed on 10th February by Dave Monk for his BBC Essex show. (interview starts 2:34) They are still looking for an 1980s era Bedford MJ Truck, 7.5 tonne, road registered to act as a transport and support truck. Can you help? Contact Gary at gary.middlehurst@icloud.com Read More

3 PARA Askari Storm photos to benefit Charity

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Freelance photographer James Banks was embedded with 3 PARA on Ex Askari Storm in October, filming for BFBS.

Now he is selling photos and donating 25% to Paracharity. Take a look at his images here

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