The Parachute Regiment Charity was established to support soldiers of The Parachute Regiment and their families, as well as Airborne Forces members who need help.
Our objects, as stated in our governing document, are:
(1) the relief of need, hardship and distress amongst past and present members of The Parachute Regiment and their dependents:
We look after our serving soldiers, whether they served in the Falklands, Iraq, Afghanistan or anywhere with the Regiment, even if not on active operations. If wounded, injured, in need of specialist help or in financial need or distress, we are there to help. We also look after the needs of their families who are inevitably affected.
(2) the promotion of efficiency of The Parachute Regiment:
There are many aspects of the Regiment’s life that make it a great place to work and belong to, but they are not always paid for by public funds. To keep them going and give our soldiers the life they deserve, the charity helps with funding. These help to keep up morale, encourage the spirit of the Regiment and ensure that we recruit and keep the best.
(3) the promotion and maintenance of the heritage of The Parachute Regiment.
We have a proud history since 1940 and are determined that the service and bravery of all our soldiers serving and retired is not forgotten, and is properly commemorated, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
We are controlled by a board of trustees which oversees the charity’s operations and ensures it is acting within its objects and under charity law. We are also responsible to the Charity Commission.
These are the some of the ways we have helped soldiers and their families
Bespoke wheelchairs for wounded soldiers
Equipment to enable an amputee to enter Paralympic cycling
Travel and accommodation costs for soldiers attending commemorations
such as Arnhem and Normandy
Helping towards special mobility vehicle for a soldier’s disabled child
Travel and hotel costs to enable families of those killed to attend
Help to provide special holidays for a disabled child
Help for soldier to return home overseas for a family funeral
Soldiers’ adventure training and kit for sports teams
Family days aimed at providing support and communication during deployment
Transport costs for overseas relatives of wounded soldiers
Help with family funeral costs
Providing needed furniture for young children in new housing