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New hope for Breya – with your support

On 13 January 2017, 2 year old Breya Ward, daughter of Sgt Ollie Ward and Holly Robinson, was diagnosed with Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma. This very rare and aggressive cancer affects children under the age of 6.

A year on, Breya has fought so hard to beat her cancer. She has bravely come though her operation, a year of chemo and her third birthday.  A vaccine therapy trial in New York now gives her the best chance of building up her immunity so she can beat it completely. 50% of Stage 4 Neuroblastoma patients can relapse within 2 years, so Team Breya are getting in ahead of any relapse. We are working with her parents to make it happen.

Breya is closer than ever to this vital help – just 3 months to go – but we still appeal for your support to get her there. She needs £35,000 to reach the target amount.

A designated fund for Breya within the charity holds all money raised. If for any reason the funds raised are in excess of what is required, they will convert into unrestricted funds that SUPPORT OUR PARAS will use to support other Paras and their families.


Please visit to donate towards the Team Breya fund.  Donations made through the charity are commission—free and mean we can claim Gift Aid – and the taxman does his bit for the cause.

If you are organising an event, please contact the Charity Secretary, Natalie, for help and advice on

Commando Speed March 2018

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The Commando Speed March is held annually with the intention of raising money for various military charities and will be returning on 3 March 2018.

The race follows the original route used to select personnel for Commando training who, if successful, would be trained in and around the grounds of Achnacarry House. Achnacarry House was used as the HQ of the primary British Commando Training Centre during the Second World War.

Recruits were given just 1 hour to complete the 7 mile route, and those that failed to achieve this time would be returned to their parent unit.

In 1996, this speed march was reconstructed, based on this initial selection test, to raise funds for the Commando Benevolent Fund and the Airborne Forces Charities.  Not quite as far as the P Coy 10-miler, The Speed March has since become an established annual military event attracting over 300 entrants a year, each wearing either a maroon or green t shirt.

This event is open only to Military Personnel.  Members of the Armed Forces, Foreign Military, TA Units and Regimental Associations are all eligible to apply for a place in the Speed March.  Army Cadets wanting to participate must be accompanied by adult staff and Health and Safety rules are applied.  Cadets also carry a reduced load and participate in the ‘fun run’.

Another great way to raise funds for SUPPORT OUR PARAS and you can even use it as training for the PARAS’10.

Fundraising Stamps

It’s that time of year when Christmas cards are starting to land on your doorstep, adorned with festive postage stamps. Instead of recycling the envelopes with the stamps on, why not cut the stamps off and help us raise some pennies?

Fundraising Stamps will pay us £11 per kilo for recycled stamps.  All you need to do is request a pre-paid envelope from their website, pop your old stamps in there and send it back. It’s that easy!

So please, save your stamps and help us raise a little bit extra to help a Para and his family in need this Christmas by visiting our Fundraising Stamps page and requesting your envelopes now.

moneycorp Trading Day

On November 23,  in association with City AM hosted a day for ‘Support Our Paras’ where a number of injured Paras paired up with moneycorp dealers.

Traders got the opportunity to speak to the Paras about their time in the regiment and about some of the experiences they have had.  Lt Gen Sir John Lorimer, Colonel Commandant of The Parachute Regiment, also came down to join the guys at the moneycorp offices.

The day was organised to raise awareness and funds for the Charity supporting our soldiers and families.  You can add your support by visiting the moneycorp Support Our Paras page.