Co-Op Community Green Token Scheme

We are delighted that our application to take part in the East of England Co-op Green Token Scheme has been accepted!

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Collection boxes will be appearing in stores around Colchester on 01 May and will run for three months until the end of July.

The following stores are supporting us:

  • Mersea Road
  • Wimpole Road
  • Abbots Road
  • Old Heath
  • Harwich Road
  • Greenstead
  • Wivenhoe
  • Rowhedge

Every time a member shops at the Co-op, they’ll be given a token to put into the collection box of their choice. More tokens in our box means a bigger share of the £1000 for us.

It’s a great way to raise awareness for the charity and some funds in the process. Encourage your friends and family to get on board.

Vote for us – Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year

We are delighted to announce that we have been short-listed in the Sainsbury’s Local Charity of The Year 2016/17 nominations.

The short-list of three charities will be put to a customer vote between 13 – 26 June 2016.


Three simple steps…

Step 1: Search ‘Colchester’ and select ’11-14 Priory Walk’
Step 2: Click ‘Select’
Step 3: Click ‘Submit’

The winning charity will receive a year of support from the store, which will include fundraising for and awareness of the charity. The charity will also provide a presence in store at times to maintain the link between the charity, the community and Sainsbury’s.

CSARN SALUTE – 30 June 2016

The City Security and Resilience Network and Square Mile Salute have joined forces to create the CSARN Salute. This event is in aid of three charities: SUPPORT OUR PARAS, Soldiering On and Mane Chance Sanctuary.

This is a not-to-be-missed evening of great food, entertainment and lots of fun!

Venue: The Honourable Artillery Company, London

Date: Thursday 30th June 2016

Dress: Black tie

Cost: Tables of 10 at £2,650 plus VAT

More information visit: Square Mile Salute

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Red Devils Tandem Sky Dives

Are you feeling brave? Want the experience of a lifetime? Think you have what it takes? Then we need you!

Experience the adrenaline rush of tandem skydiving with the best in the business and raise money for us at the same time! If you’re always wanted to do a sky dive what better way than with the Red Devils. We have added a new date to our sky dive days…

Day 1:

Date: Tuesday 02 August 2016
Location: Langar Airfield, Nottingham

Day 2 *New Date*:

Date: Wednesday 24 August 2016
Location: Old Sarum, Near Salisbury, Wiltshire


£100 deposit paid via Click and Jump and then raise a minimum of £500. Create a page on Virgin Money Giving (the balance cost of your jump, £199, can be taken out of your sponsorship money if you raise the minimum of £500). You MUST reach the fundraising target before you jump.

See the Information Sheet for more detailed information:
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Medical Declaration Form:

If you are able to sign and self-declare, you should complete and bring form 115A with you on the day.
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If you are unable to sign form 115A based upon the statements made you will need to print form 115B and obtain suitable medical advice.

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Booking and more information:

To book your place please visit or telephone: 0845 6088844.

For more information contact

A message from Click and Jump
As of 11 April our governing body The British Parachute Association have introduced two forms (above) to replace the original tandem fitness form.  The 40+ age limit has been removed for mandatory medicals for tandem jumpers and your ability to take part in a tandem jump is now solely based on your medical history.

The following information supersedes the age restriction information:

You should read the BPA Fitness form 115a as soon as possible – if having read all the statements you are unable to declare yourself fit to jump and sign this form, then you will need to take Form 115B to your doctor to be signed and bring this along with you on the day of your jump.

If you have already had the old BPA Form 115 signed by your doctor this form will be valid until the stated expiry date so there is no need to replace an existing form.

Trinity Ball – 18 June 2016

John Mason will be holding the black tie Trinity Ball in support of 3 charities: SUPPORT OUR PARAS, Hire a Hero and Churchill Lines Charitable Fund.

The evening will commence with a Champagne Reception followed by dinner.  There will be a silent auction and a live auction with some superb and unique prizes available.  A three-course meal and four bottles of complimentary wine are included in the ticket price.

Time: 6.30pm to 1am
Venue: Sandwick House, Bramley
Tickets: £95
Table: For 10 £950

To book contact: John Mason on

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