South-west based Veterans’ charity Alabaré are offering brave participants the opportunity to take part in two incredible fundraising events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
On Sunday 16 June, the charity will be hosting a skydive at Old Sarum airfield in Salisbury with all funds raised from the event going towards their Homes for Veterans service. Amongst those scheduled to participate are Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police Kier Pritchard and Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey.
Then on the 30th July at Rendcomb Airfield, Gloucestershire there will be the thrilling opportunity to wing-walk!
Those taking part will be flown by one of the highly experienced display pilots, who are often members of the World renowned Breitling Wingwalkers’ team, flying the historic 1940’s Boeing Stearman biplanes. Flying at speeds of up to 150mph, this promises to be an exhilarating event for a very worthy cause.
Laura Knight, Alabaré’s Community Engagement Officer says;
“These events promise to be thrilling fundraisers that help to provide much needed funding for our Homes for Veterans services. The participants who are taking on the challenge will help to make a real difference to the lives of ex-service personnel who have fallen on difficult times.”
Alabaré provide dedicated support to Veterans across the South of England and Wales – specifically; Wiltshire, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Devon, Dorset as well as North and South Wales. On any given night Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans are able to keep over 115 Veterans off the streets, making Alabaré the largest provider of supported accommodation for working age veterans outside of London.
For more information on both of these events, please visit – www.alabare.co.uk/get-involved/events
For more information or to arrange an interview call Harvey Taylor on 01722 344485.
At Alabaré we support people to overcome the barriers of homelessness, mental ill-health and learning disabilities in-order to have a home, health, choice and independence.
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.