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Enjoy a very special evening held to benefit the charities of the Household Division and The Parachute Regiment, presented by St James’s Place Wealth Management. This inaugural boxing match between the Household Division and The Parachute Regiment will be a black-tie evening, hosted by Master of Ceremonies John McDonald of Sky TV.

The evening will commence at 1900hrs and will consist of:

  • Champagne reception by Justerini & Brooks
  • Walk through the magnificent Guards Museum
  • Music from the musicians of The Household Division and The Parachute Regiment
  • A four-course dinner, with wine and port
  • Seven bouts between the boxers of The Household Division and The Parachute Regiment
  • Auction and silent auction to benefit the charities
  • Post-match Drinks and meet the boxers
  • Carriages at Midnight

Tables for 10 are available as follows:

  • Standard table £2000
  • Ringside table (limited to 8 only) £2500

Individual Tickets are available as follows:

  • Standard Table £200 each

Bout sponsorship with logo credits in the programme and MC announcements is additionally available at £500. Programme advertising will also be available with details to come. To reserve your table, please contact: info@hdivparaboxing.org or to find out more information please visit: http://www.supportourparas.org. All proceeds will go to support our soldiers and families.

 

Newsletter – July/August

 

An opportunity has arisen within the Headquarters of The Parachute Regiment for a Regimental Charity Administrator.
This will be a 3 MONTHS maternity cover post.

The successful applicant will work in a small team providing the administrative function to the Regimental charity SUPPORT OUR PARAS. The candidate will have proven experience in office administration and be a self-starter who is capable of working with limited supervision to provide support to a busy fundraising charity. Previous experience of working in the charitable sector would be beneficial. For more details about the skills required for the role please visit: http://supportourparas.org/regimental-charity-administrator-maternity-cover-2/

Application Process: By Friday 15th July 2016, please send a copy of your Curriculum Vitae to the Regimental Secretary at: RHQ PARA, Merville Barracks, Circular Road South, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7UT

Phone: 01206 817072            E-mail: paul.rodgers694@mod.uk

What’s been happening…

Megavalanche and Cake Sale

The Parachute Regiment Megavalanche Team are heading to Alpe D’huez in the French Alps to take part in Megavalanche 2016. Show your support at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/JAMES-DUNCAN15. James said “To push yourself so hard against the other competitors and the mountain itself wearing a jersey with The Parachute Regiment written on it, knowing that everyone’s watching you and cheering you on is a really special feeling”. The team are very proud to be able to help fund raise for the Support our Paras this year and wish to thank everyone that’s donated so far.

As part of their fundraising efforts the team have been selling delicious cakes for the charity, raising a fantastic £292.29!

If you would like to do a cake sale for us, get in touch at secretary@supportourparas.org and we can provide you with collection tins.

CSARN

The City Security and Resilience Network and Square Mile Salute joined forces to create the CSARN Salute. This was an evening of good food, company, entertainment and fun! The event took place on 30 June in aid of 4 charities including Support Our Paras. A big thank you to all those who helped to organise the event and everyone who attended to make the event a big success.

Louis Smit’s Commemorative Parachute Jump

In a world first for an amputee, Injured Veteran, Louis Smit, who served with 2 PARA from 2003 – 2013, completed a commemorative parachute jump over Normandy from a WW2 Dakota to commemorate the 1944 D-Day Landings.

Louis said “Support Our Paras have been very supportive in my recovery since I was injured on patrol in Afghanistan in 2011”.

“I decided to raise funds by doing a Military round parachute static line jump out of a Dakota on 6 June 2016 “.

The jump was highly successful and so far Louis has raised £2,256 including GiftAid.

His fundraising page is still open so please to read more about his story and to give generously: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Louis_smit

 

The Trinity Ball

John Mason held a black tie Trinity Ball in support of 3 charities: SUPPORT OUR PARAS, Hire a Hero and Churchill Lines Charitable Fund. The evening began with champagne reception and dinner and ended with dancing to a live band.  A silent auction and live auction took place with some superb and unique items.

A big thank you to John and his wife for their organisation and hospitality and to all those who attended and donated.

Team Soldier, Soldier

Andrew and Paul continue taking on amazing challenges to raise money for 3 charities including Support Our Paras.

Serving Paratrooper Andy has even thrown in a few individual challenges of his own, including tabbing up the highest peak in the Pentlands with a 20kg bergen, boots and a log designed to be carried by 6 men.

Follow their story on our Facebook page @paracharity and visit:
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/soldiersoldier

What’s coming up…

The Household Division V The Parachute Regiment Boxing

Enjoy a very special evening held to benefit the charities of the Household Division and The Parachute Regiment, presented by St James’s Place Wealth Management. 

This inaugural boxing match between the Household Division and The Parachute Regiment will be a black-tie evening hosted by Master of Ceremonies John McDonald of Sky TV.

The evening will start at 1900 hrs and include:

  • Champagne reception by Justerini & Brooks
  • Walk through the magnificent Guards Museum
  • Music from the musicians of The Household Division and The Parachute Regiment
  • A four-course dinner, with wine and port
  • Seven bouts between the boxers of The Household Division and The Parachute Regiment
  • Auction and silent auction to benefit the charities
  • Post-match Drinks and meet the boxers
  • Carriages at Midnight

Tables for 10 are available as follows:

Standard Table – £2000
Ringside Table (limited to 8 only) – £2500

Individual places are available on standard tables for £200.

To reserve your table, please contact info@hdivparaboxing.org

All proceeds will go to support our soldiers and families.

 

Red Devils Tandem Jumps

If you want to experience the opportunity of a lifetime by taking part in a tandem sky dive with the best in the business, make sure you visit: http://supportourparas.org/red-devils-tandem-sky-dives/ to find out how you can jump for us!

We have places reserved on:

Tuesday 02 August
Thursday 24 August.

Don’t miss out!

Raise money by doing something different

Do you want to raise money and awareness for the charity? Do you want to try doing something  new and different? Need a little bit of inspiration?

Visit: http://supportourparas.org/raise-money-by-doing-something-different/ for an A-Z of some great ideas.

We really like K – Kids… Getting the younger generations involved and L – Local… Fundraising that relates to the local area.

PARAS’10 Catterick

The original PARAS’10 race, now firmly established as one of the UK’s “must do” endurance challenges. Located at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire.

Sign up for Catterick 2016, taking place on 4 September at http://www.paras10.com

There is also a 2km fun run for children between 8 and 14 years old known as PARAS’2. There are trophies for boys and girls in the following categories: 8/10, 11/12 and 13/14.

Kid’s entries must be made online before the day and cost £10. All children must be accompanied by an adult (who runs for free!)

Keep an eye out on Facebook and Twitter for updates @theparas10

Newsletter – Vitality British 10k London Run

The Vitality 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 truly world class historic landmarks.

Starting on Piccadilly outside The Calvary & Guards Club, runners will pass the new WW2 Bomber Command Memorial, The Ritz, St. James’s Palace, Trafalgar Square,  St. Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and Westminster Abbey before finishing on Whitehall after passing Downing Street  (the official London residence of British Prime Ministers) and The Cenotaph, the national memorial to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.  For more information, visit http://www.thebritish10klondon.co.uk/

Event Date: Sunday 10th July 2016
This is the last chance to register! Entries close on Friday 1 July. 
Contact: secretary@supportourparas.org  or 01206 817074 for more information or to sign up.

Costs and Sponsorship: We ask for anyone wishing to join up to pay a £35 deposit which covers the cost of the place and raise £200 in sponsorship money towards the charity. In the event of completing the race and raising £200 your £35 cheque will be destroyed (we have to pay for these places, so your deposit protects us if you don’t show up!

Sainsbury’s – Local Charity of the Year

 

We have been shortlisted in the nominations for Local Charity of the Year 2016/17.

Vote for us at: https://www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk
between 13 – 26 June 2016 or instore.

Since 2009 Sainsbury’s stores have each selected a Local Charity of the Year to partner with and with the support of their customers they have now raised over £11 million. It makes a big difference to local charities at the heart of the communities. 

The winning charity will receive a year of support from the store, which will include fundraising for and awareness of your charity. In return we ask that you would be able to come in store every so often to maintain a charity presence so that customers are able to see where their money is going.

Newsletter – Louis Smit Normandy Parachute Jump

Injured Parachute Regiment Veteran, Louis Smit, will be completing a static line parachute jump over Normandy on the 6 June from a WW2 Dakota to commemorate the Normandy Landings during the Second World War. This is a world first for an amputee.

Louis was injured and medically discharged in 2013 following a Taliban attack whilst on patrol in Helmand Province, Afghanistan which resulted in him losing his right leg below the knee.

Louis is raising money for Support Our Paras and says “Support Our Paras have supported me through some tough times during and post injury from adaptations for driving my car to educational courses so I could retrain as an electrician to enable me to gain meaningful employment. Your donations will go a long way in support of injured Paras”.

Please visit Louis’ fundraising page to read more about his story and to give generously: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Louis_smit