A further 50 will complete the jump next week – a total of 100 skydivers commemorating 100 years since the end of World War 1. Participants have raised vital funds for Alabaré Homes for Veterans which provide shelter and support to vulnerable ex-service men and women.
Skydivers included Alabaré CEO Andrew Lord, Police Constable Kier Pritchard, the Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees, High Sheriff Nicky Alberry, High Sheriff Mark Thistlesthwayte and Alabaré Community Engagement Officer Laura Knight.
Wiltshire Police Chief Constable Kier Pritchard said;
“I’m skydiving to commemorate 100 years of the end of World War 1, to show respect and also to remember those who served. I’m also jumping to raise awareness for the tremendous work that Alabaré do for people who have suffered from the tragedy of war and have also suffered with the transition into civilian life. I’m really proud to have raised money for them – they do such an amazing job.”
Alabaré Community Engagement Officer Laura Knight said;
“I would like to thank each and every skydiver who braved the jump today and helped not only fundraise for Alabaré but commemorate 100 years since the end of World War 1. You are all superstars! I’m really looking forward to welcoming the second group next week.”
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Alabaré Christian Care and Support provide the highest standards of accommodation and support to disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our communities in order that they can have a home, health, choice and independence. Since 1991, Alabaré have been working with people facing disadvantage through homelessness, mental ill-health, learning disability or a combination of these. We provide housing and personalised support based on the individual needs and aspirations of each person, tackling underlying causes and giving them the skills and confidence to move forward with their lives.