The 2023 Wigley Golf Day & Gala Dinner has raised an amazing £20,262 for SUPPORT OUR PARAS and the Wigley Support Fund (WSF).
The WSF was set up to help assist service leavers transition from military to civilian life, making a huge difference to the lives of our soldiers. 2023 also marked 10 years of support from The Wigley Group, with over £160,000 raised in that time.
Col Andrew Jackson, CEO of Support Our Paras, who also gave a speech on how the funding helps, said: “The Wigley Support Fund has supported us in one of the most important aspects of our work, enabling us to help some of our paratroopers through some of their hardest times.
“The money raised at the annual Golf Day & Dinner goes towards retraining our soldiers and giving them a chance as they start a second career. For many, this eases the transition from a job that they had pledged their life to, into something else that they can enjoy and to which they can apply their ‘can do’ attitude and peerless life skills.
“It was a great honour to be in attendance at the 10th anniversary Golf Day and to be able to give the distinguished guests a small insight into what the gritty harsh reality of life in Airborne Forces is actually like and why our work at Support Our Paras is so important. We remain hugely grateful to everyone involved in the event for their loyal support over the years.”
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