Steady, Go!…Get a Ballot place for London Marathon 2015!

13148337_Runners during the 32nd Virgin London Marathon in London-1725460Inspired by all those people who took to the streets of London last Sunday in the Virgin Money London Marathon?

The Ballot for the 2015 London Marathon opens in the early hours of 22 April. We are a small charity, there are no charity places for us, even the waiting list is closed. So The Parachute Regiment Charity would love to have your support through a place in Britain’s world famous road race.

We support our soldiers and their families and we will continue to help them in times of need, long after current operations have ceased. We need you to help us continue this vital support.

125,000 people entered the ballot in 11 hours and 35000 got a place, so you need to be ready to go on 22 April. Please sign up to the Ballot and, if you get a place,  choose us as your charity to Support our Paras!

http://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/

Good luck!

Operation Market Garden 70th Anniversary Commemorations

arnhem70thThe Chairman of the Arnhem Veterans Club (1944), Colonel John Waddy OBE, and the Colonel Commandant of the Parachute Regiment, Lieutenant General Jacko Page CB OBE who represents the present day Airborne Forces invite all those who served in the British 1st Airborne Division during OPERATION MARKET GARDEN to attend the events to mark the 70th anniversary.  All are welcome.

The aim of the events marking the 70th Anniversary is to ensure that a grateful nation’s thanks are passed to those who took part in this action.

It is important that the focus should be on the surviving veterans, as they commemorate their fallen comrades whose sacrifice helped to bring about the liberation of The Netherlands and shorten the war in Europe. Read more  

Support our Paras at SOPARA14

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Diamond -RDTickets are now on sale for  a fantastic Airshow event to support our Paras.

The Red Devils , an Air show with aerobatics, Spitfire, Aston Martins, Military Band and WWII era military vehicles and so much more

Old Sarum Airfield, near Salisbury on Sunday May 11 9.30am-5.00pm. For Information and tickets visit www.sopara.co.uk

Matterhorn Challenge

MATTERHORNSouthend on Sea doesn’t usually make you think of mountains, but 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 have been training for 5 years to scale the North East Ridge of the Matterhorn. An amazing challenge, but all the more so because they are doing it in aid of Paracharity. To learn more about the challenge read on here.

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

70 for the 70th Anniversary – Charity Skydive

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To commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, The Parachute Regiment Charity and the ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity are looking for 70 brave people to skydive on the 7th June at Skydive Hibaldstow. Read More

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The British 10k London Run is staged on the world’s greatest road race route through the heart of central London passing many of the capital’s world class historic landmarks. We are looking for 18 runners to take part. There has been a lot of interest so get in contact fast if you are interested.

You must be over 16 years old, able to raise £100+ for the charity and free on 13 July 2014

We ask for a £25 deposit cheque to ensure that you are going to take part and fundraise for us but we’ll send you a t-shirt and be there on the day to support you.

Contact secretary@paracharity.org if you are interested in taking part.

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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

Normandy 70th Anniversary 2014

I was thereThe Colonel Commandant of the Parachute Regiment, Lieutenant General Jacko Page CB OBE and the Commander 16 Air Assault Brigade, Brigadier N. R. M. Borton DSO MBE who represent the present day Airborne Forces invite all those who served in the British 6th Airborne Division during the Normandy Landings to attend the events to mark the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings.

The aim of the events marking the 70th Anniversary is to ensure that a grateful nation’s thanks are passed to those who took part in this decisive action and particularly to the memory of those who gave their lives to ensure the success of the landings.

It is important that the focus should be on the surviving veterans as they commemorate their fallen comrades without whom the liberation of Normandy would not have been possible. Read More

PARAS’10 2014

The dates are set and the entries are open. We hope to see you all at Colchester on 18th May 2014 and at Catterick on 31st August 2014. How many of you will complete the ‘Double Trouble’ PARAS’10 2014?

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