Troop Aid

TROOP AID was founded in November 2006 by three ex servicemen, Ray Warren, Captain (retired) Al Sutton and Derek Joss as a result of a visit to Selly Oak Hospital’s Alexander Wing in Birmingham. This is the home of the Defence Medical Welfare Services who are responsible for the welfare of all Armed Forces Personnel, male and female who have been injured during the conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

When Troops return to the United Kingdom from the war zones they arrive back in their uniform, for example combat kit, boots etc. They do not have any civilian clothing and usually no money to purchase essential necessities for their immediate use.

The objective of TROOP AID is to supply the basic essentials required when Service casualties return from serving their country overseas. Examples of what we supply are: A large holdall containing washing and shaving kit, trainers and socks, underwear, tracksuits, T-shirts, sweatshirts and a warm fleece. Female requirements are also provided. We also supply videos, dvds, books, games and confectionery which includes chocolate, crisps, biscuits etc.

Our funds come entirely from fund raising events and donations from local business and the general public. We will continue to help our Troops returning from conflicts for as long as possible. WE CANNOT DO THIS WITHOUT DONATIONS.

By pledging to do a sponsored parachute jump you can raise money for Troop Aid and have the experience of a lifetime. Jumping from a perfectly serviceable aeroplane takes a good deal of courage. Just ask your friends, family and work colleagues how much they are prepared to pay not to jump out of an aircraft, and put that money to the cause.

Book your jump and start fundraising now!