South Coast Law Firm Flying High In World Record-Breaking Skydive Attempt

Irwin Mitchell Is Raising Money For Pilgrim Bandits

01.07.2015

Lawyers from the South Coast office of leading national law firm Irwin Mitchell are taking to the skies to take part in military charity Pilgrim Bandits’ bid to smash the Guinness World Record for the most skydives in one day.

Andrew Buckham, Emily Baker, Fiona McLeod, Nicola Maier, Alice Doherty, Stacey Daley, Kirstie Hallis and Anna Keir-Thomas are set to be among 350 tandem skydivers defying gravity over APA Netheravon, Wiltshire, on Saturday 11th July.

They’ll be hoping to break the Guinness World Record, which was previously broken by the charity back in 2013, with all the skydivers jumping out of an aircraft at 12,000ft over a 24-hour period.

The group are raising money for Pilgrim Bandits, a Hampshire-based military charity which funds extreme expeditions and pioneering medical treatments for injured members of the armed forces and emergency services.

Most recently, the charity began funding ground-breaking hyperbaric oxygen treatment and campaigning for greater availability for all those who need it.

Irwin Mitchell’s specialist military team helped Ben Parkinson, one of the founders of the charity, to secure improved benefits for injured Service personnel through the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. Ben was injured whilst serving in Afghanistan and sustained a number of injuries, including a major brain injury and losing both legs

Andrew Buckham, Head of the office’s Military Injury Claims team, said: 

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“We have seen first-hand the positive impact Pilgrim Bandits has on the lives of many injured soldiers. Anyone who has suffered serious injuries deserves the very best medical care and rehabilitation and Pilgrim Bandits really makes sure people can get their lives back on track too.

“We are proud to be part of this record-breaking effort and hope that we raise awareness and plenty of funds for the charity to highlight the invaluable work they do.”
Andrew Buckham, Partner

Anyone who wants to take part in the event and help break the world record can sign up here. Anyone looking to donate to the charity can visit the JustGiving page.