The annual Teddy Bear Parachute Challenge took place at St Michael’s Church Brantham on Saturday 4 September 2021. The brave bears, each wearing a parachute designed by their Trainer, took the plunge from the top of the Church tower. Their descent was timed and the Bear who managed to stay airborne the longest crowned the winner. Each Bear was allowed multiple jumps to try and beat their existing time with parachute alterations and repairs allowed between jumps!

Thompson Smith and Puxon have sponsored this event, which is always great fun and very well supported, since the beginning. All of the money raised is for the benefit of the church, and this year the total raised is a fantastic £785!

This year the winning Bear was ‘Tedr’ with the excellent flight time of 46.9 seconds, very closely followed by ‘Thunderduck’ in second place with 42.7s with ‘Monkey’ flying into third place with a time of 41.4s.

 A selection of pictures from this fantastic event are show below.