Thumbs up for D-Day parachute fundraising jumps by Frank Fletcher

Consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon and Saving Faces trustee, Mike Simpson, and his brother Keith Simpson, give ex-paratrooper Frank Fletcher the thumbs up ahead of his first sponsored parachute jump to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

From left to right: Keith Simpson, Frank Fletcher and Mike Simpson

Frank is doing two sponsored parachute jumps to raise essential funds for the National Facial Oral and Oculoplastic Research Centre (NFORC) by Saving Faces and partner BAOMS, and Special Forces veteran charity Pilgrim Bandits.

He will be jumping from a Dakota aircraft wearing cameras for BBC The One Show, flying from IWM Duxford to Caen in Normandy on 5th June 2019 and later again on 17th September 2019 in Arnhem, The Netherlands.

Frank will feature on BBC The One Show at 7pm on 5th June 2019.

Donations can be made here or alternatively cheques are accepted which can be sent to the Saving Faces main office. Please see the poster below for more details.

Update – June 2019

A massive THANK YOU to all the pilots, especially Frank Fletcher, who jumped over Normandy on 5th June as a mark of respect for the 75th anniversary of D-Day and to raise essential funds for our research. Frank and the pilots were featured on BBC The One Show on 5th June 2019, which is available on BBC iPlayer for those who missed the programme.

Frank will be doing his second jump for both charities on 17th September so there is still time to donate.

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