Cargostore Sponsor The Red Devils
Army Parachute Display Team
Who are the Red Devils?
The Red Devils Army Parachute Display Team is the official parachute display team of the British Army and the Parachute Regiment.
Founded in 1964, it is a non-profit organisation that exists to recruit for the British Army, through breathtaking public displays and thrilling tandem parachute jumps. The team is currently 15 persons strong, who are all full time serving paratroopers, who return to combat duties when required.
Why did we sponsor them?
Cargostore is committed to supporting the Military and we were awarded our Armed Forces Covenant after pledging to support the Armed Forces including Veterans, Reservists and Military Families.
Furthermore, we currently hold the bronze award for the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme as we strive to employ ex-military personnel including an ex-Guards Division member on our board and an ex-Parachute Regiment Major in our Intermodal team.
Cargostore supplied the Red Devils with a set of high tech Phoenix-Fly Wing-Suits and Tracking-Suits, emblazoned with the Cargostore logo, which allows the team to perform new tricks and stunts in their displays.
Cargostore Supporting Additional Charities
Applying our Sponsorship for Charitable Causes
The Red Devils complete over 350 tandem jumps every year, so we thought of ways we could make use of this to raise money for various charities in a unique and interesting way…
Brain Tumour Research
What did we do?
Utilising our new friends at the Red Devils, Cargostore purchased some tandem skydive tickets to give to various charitable organisations, providing them with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fundraising.
We offered the first sponsored charity jump to Brain Tumour Research who gladly accepted. Jenny Farthing bravely agreed to do the tandem skydive to raise money for for their admirable cause.
Jenny Farthing, an avid supporter of Brain Tumour Research agreed to take the jump. The daredevil challenge was inspired by the death of Jenny’s husband, Guy Farthing, a garden designer who had won eight coveted gold medals at Chelsea Flower Show. Guy was diagnosed with an inoperable low-grade brain tumour at the age of 60. He underwent radiotherapy and chemotherapy but passed away two years ago.
Jenny is no stranger to thrilling fundraising activities. Last year, she abseiled down Portsmouth’s 170m high Spinnaker tower, also on behalf of Brain Tumour Research!
Jenny set an impressive target of raising £2,000, and is incredibly close to reaching this goal on her just giving page! visit her just giving page below to help her reach her goal.