The first annual 1940 Airborne Burpee Challenge was a huge success this April, raising over £16,000 for SUPPORT OUR PARAS!
Almost 50 people took part in the challenge to do 1,940 burpees throughout the month of April in honour of the year Airborne Forces were formed.
April also marked 15 years since The Parachute Regiment was first deployed to Afghanistan and although we have not been in theatre for a number of years, the scars and trauma many soldiers suffered there still lives with them. Maintaining good mental health is just as important as maintaining our physical health, but for soldiers it is often difficult to talk about some of their experiences.
Our Burpee entrants have done an amazing job in raising money to help us to help them. SUPPORT OUR PARAS remains committed to helping any member of The Parachute Regiment or Airborne Forces talk about their experiences and get them the help they need.
The 1940 Airborne Burpee Challenge will become an annual event, so don’t worry if you missed out in 2021; it will return in 2022!