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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!

PARAS’10 Catterick

PARAS’10 Catterick took place on 3 September 2017 and was another huge success.

We were joined by just under 700 entrants, the majority of whom were tabbing the course with 35lb on their back.  Our TAB winner, once again, was Tristan Steed.  Tristan joined us in Colchester earlier in the year and set a new record for the fastest time round the Colchester course.  He was just seconds off doing the same in Catterick, so will have to come back next year!

Congratulations to all our individual and team winners, as well as a big thank you for your continuing support of the event.

PARAS’10 will next be at HellRunner Down South on 18 November.  Check out our website for more details.

Fundraising Regulator

SUPPORT OUR PARAS are now registered with The Fundraising Regulator.

The Fundraising Regulator is the independent regulator of charitable fundraising.  They were established following the cross-party review of fundraising self-regulation (2015) to strengthen the system of charity regulation and restore public trust in fundraising.

As members, we are bound by their Fundraising Promise.

For more information, please visit The Fundraising Regulator’s website.

PARAS’10 Catterick

This year marks the 10th PARAS’10 race at Catterick.  Over the years, we have had over 10,000 people race at Catterick, over the course that our Paras must TAB during training before earning their maroon beret.

The Catterick course is the same one that recruits must TAB, with a 35lb bergan plus helmet and weapon, in under 1h 50 in order to be worthy of a maroon beret worn by The Parachute Regiment.

PARAS’10 is open to anyone over the age of 16 and entrants can run or TAB the course.  We also have a Canicross option for those who like to race with their dogs!

For more information, please visit

100 Peaks Challenge

On the 23rd May 2017 a Challenge Team embarked on a life defining journey. Their Goal was Simple, the Task, Monumental, the Reason, Inspirational.

Karl Rushen, long time supporter of SUPPORT OUR PARAS, founded The 100 Peaks Challenge a few years ago in memory of his brother Lloyd (Lloydy) who was KIA in Afghanistan 2011.

The Challenge started at Inverness in Scotland, on the 23.05.17, (the day Lloydy deployed on his last tour) and finished on Pen Y Fan on 16.06.17 (the day he was killed).

The Challenge was to run 100 Peaks in the UK, all above 610m (2000ft) – approx. 45 in Scotland, 25 in England (The Lake District), 1 on the Isle of Man and 29 in Wales (Snowdonia & The Brecon Beacons). The team began in Scotland, before heading across to the Isle of Man, crossing the Irish Sea in sea kayaks. They then crossed the Irish Sea for a second time back to the Isle of Whithorn to then cycle on to the Lakes. The final leg in Wales began in Snowdonia and culminated with cycling from Capel Curig to the Brecon Beacons finishing with the ‘Fan Dance’ at the Summit of Pen Y Fan.

The Challenge was a genuine attempt at something quite epic. It encompassed three disciplines that are demanding enough on their own, but are then thrown together in an extreme triathlon. This, with the logistics of attempting to summit 100 Peaks in 4 countries in 25 days, meant it was a first.

The 100 Peaks Challenge is raising money for SUPPORT OUR PARAS and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.  You can still donate to Karl and his team, please visit their fundraising page.