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Committee wives to skydive for Taxi Charity

Anne Parsons and Susy Goodwin

On 1 May 2019, two Taxi Charity committee members' wives, Anne Parsons and Susy Goodwin, will be skydiving to raise funds for the Taxi Charity.

Chelsea Pensioner, Mike Smith, will also be attempting his 100th parachute jump at the same event.

It will be the first tandem skydive for both Anne and Susy who will be in the capable hands of the famous Red Devils.


Anne will be dedicating her skydive to the memory of family friend Major Justin van der Pant, late 7 Para RHA. Justin died in 2016 at the age of 48.

Major Justin van der Pant


Susy will be dedicating her skydive to Ted Pieri and will be carrying Ted's beret when she jumps. Ted Pieri was a member of 250 Light Composite Coy. RASC. 1st Airborne Division and very well-known by everyone at the Taxi Charity. Over the years, he joined the charity for many events and trips - and was also the first person to do a fundraising skydive. Ted passed away in January aged 92.

Ted Pieri


Ted’s son, Ian and Justin’s widow, Jennifer, will be travelling to Old Sarum to witness Susy and Anne’s tribute jumps.

Susy and Anne are raising funds for forthcoming Taxi Charity trips, including this year’s 75th anniversary D-Day visit in June, when the charity will take 30 veterans, in London black cabs, to Normandy.

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