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Winter Fan Dance

The Fan Dance is a gruelling 24km non-navigational race over two sides of Pen Y Fan, the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons. This infamous route has long been a part of SAS (Special Air Service) and SBS (Special Boat Service) Selection and is considered the yardstick of a candidate’s potential to perform well on Test Week and ultimately pass the Special Forces Selection programme.

Sign up and raise money for SUPPORT OUR PARAS.

Winter Fan Dance

The Fan Dance is a gruelling 24km non-navigational race over two sides of Pen Y Fan, the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons. This infamous route has long been a part of SAS (Special Air Service) and SBS (Special Boat Service) Selection and is considered the yardstick of a candidate’s potential to perform well on Test Week and ultimately pass the Special Forces Selection programme.

Sign up and raise money for SUPPORT OUR PARAS.

PARAS’10 @ HellRunner

Now there’s a new way to run a PARAS’10. Try Hell Down South at Longmoor Camp, Hampshire, part of the legendary HellRunner series.

It’s a tough 10-mile course over military land, and features the infamous Bog of Doom, Lucifer’s Lido and the Hills of Hell. Expect water, dry-ice, pyrotechnics and the Devil himself doing the DJ sounds. Run it or tab it the P Company Challenge way in a special PARAS’10 start wave that sets off at 0945hrs. The main race starts at 1000. Finishers will receive a special PARAS’10@HellRunner medal and T-shirt.

In this new partnership with HellRunner, they are kindly donating to Support our Paras for every entrant into the PARAS’10 wave. They have also made Support our Paras the Official Charity of the event. The PARAS’10 team and soldiers from The Parachute Regiment will be there on the day.

Visit the PARAS’10 website for more information or to enter.

A Night of Music for Remembrance

Join us on Friday 3 November for an evening of music to Support Our Paras.

We will be joined by the Band of The Parachute Regiment and the Colchester Military Wives Choir for a musical evening in St Botolph’s Church, Colchester.

Be prepared for music you can sing along to from the choir and music to tap your toes to from the band, as well as some joint pieces as well!  The concert will also feature music appropriate for Remembrance.

Tickets are just £15 and are available online from our Ticket Source Events Page.

All proceeds from the evening will go towards supporting our Paras.

Community works together to support our Paras

Support Our Paras would like to say a very big thank you to Mr Stephen Brabham and the wonderful locals of Stannington for the very generous donation they have recently sent us.

Locals from Stannington as well as civilians attached to South Yorkshire Police helped to raise £1,000 for the charity, which we were very grateful to receive this week.

The donations that we receive as a charity mean that we are able to continue supporting The Parachute Regiment through the welfare of serving soldiers and families, and those affected by recent operations.  Donations are also used to provide welfare assistance to serving soldiers and families to complement or fill the gaps in state provision, as well as supporting vital aspects of the Regiment’s daily life and history.

A very big thank you to all those involved in raising this great amount!