Brave teddy bears wanted for Bideford parachute jump

08:30 09 March 2014

Brave teddy bears are being sought to parachute for charity.

Brave teddy bears are being sought to parachute for charity.


Teddies will don silk parachutes and jump from 60ft fireman’s ladder for Action for Children.

BRAVE bears are currently being recruited for a sponsored 60ft parachute jump at Bideford Bay Children’s Centre.

The sponsored event will take place at 1pm on March 29 and will see teddy bears don silk parachutes and float down to earth from a fireman’s ladder.

Money raised from the event will go to Action For Children, which runs the children’s centres in Bideford, Torridge and Barnstaple.

Helen Hallam, children’s services manager at Action for Children, said: “We’re very excited to host this new and unique event for local families to get outdoors and spend quality time together while raising money for charity.

“We’re hoping that brave bears of all shapes, types and sizes will want to take part, and we’re even holding special Teddy Training Days in our children’s centres on the run-up to the event.”

Parachutes will be provided for teddies and their cuddly friends and after the event, each toy will get a certificate of bravery.

Helen Hallam added: “This really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all those brave bears out there – and it’s a great opportunity for children across the region to see their furry friends doing something courageous for charity.”

Entry at the event is free but all teddies must register in advance and raise a minimum of £5 to take part. To register call Bideford Bay Children’s Centre on 01237 425752.


Other News Stories

Yesterday, 18:08

The funeral of well-known volunteer Doris Stevens-Munn will be held this week on Thursday, October 8.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:52
You can lead a horse to water.... Jessie the horse is pictured in the bar at The Poltimore Inn, North Molton, with landlord Alan Boddington. Picture: Submitted

No long faces as horse walks into North Molton’s Poltimore Inn for breakfast

Read more
Yesterday, 10:57

Tell us your favourite thing about North Devon by tweeting us using #WeAreNorthDevon.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:17

Fire fighters are currently at the scene of a large barn blaze in Combe Martin.

Read more
Sunday, October 4, 2015

Police investigate after man found dead at bottom of steep flight of steps onto beach near Ilfracombe.

Read more
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Captained by OC 22 Sqn Wg Cdr 'Sparky' Dunlop the crew landed safely after their training flight. Today marked the end of operational SAR coverage for the RAF in the UK. Image taken by Corporal Peter Devine,RAF Photographer from SAR Force HQ.

Brand new search and rescue base at St Athan means Chivenor’s 22 Squadron will no longer carry out rescues in North Devon.

Read more
Sunday, October 4, 2015

North Devon Council will be among those encouraging youngsters to take an interest in politics

Read more
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Sue Ashmole and Phil Alexander with alpaca and residents at Herons Lea.

Residents of Herons Lea enjoy the attentions of some cute long-necked visitors

Read more
Sunday, October 4, 2015

Coroner believes Edward Ireland may have had family in Devon.

Read more
Saturday, October 3, 2015

Fire fighters called out to North Street in Northam last night (Friday).

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 16°C

min temp: 13°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Search for a job in Devon

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications