MP to parachute jump for soldiers’ charity

Nigel will be taking part in a sponsored parachute jump on 20th June at Netherton in Wiltshire in aid of ABT The Soldiers’ Charity. He will be joining the Army’s Tiger Free-fall parachute team for a tandem jump from 13,000 feet.

Nigel Evans said:

“ABF The Soldiers’ Charity are for soldiers, for life. This is a fantastic cause to get involved in and I hope that we can raise some money on the idea of me jumping out of a plane from a great height!

“Soldiers put themselves in harm’s way for us and our country on a daily basis. Their families provide much needed support to them and all too often need to deal with the consequences of having a loved one in the Armed Forces.

“ABF provide financial assistance to all soldiers and their families when in need. Even when a soldier leaves the Army they are still part of their family. Half of their money is given direct to individuals to help in areas such as debt relief, mobility assistance, education bursaries, carehome fees and respite breaks. The other half is given as grants to other charities.

“If anybody would like to sponsor me, they can do so directly through the charity’s website at or, alternatively, you can send a cheque made payable to ABF The Soldiers' Charity to either of my offices – 9 Railway View, Clitheroe BB7 2HA or House of Commons, Westminster SW1A 0AA.”