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 16th 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.”