Teddy Bear Parachute Jump 

PRELIMINARY NEWS FOR 2019: It is planned to have another Teddy Bear Parachute Jump on Sunday 21st July from 12:00 to 16:00. It will be in Thornes/Clarence Park. It will be staged alongside ‘Park Week’ which is an event running all week organised by The Friends of CHaT Parks, and Wakefield MDC.     MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW

2017 event

Entries were invited from owners of Teddy Bears or other soft toys for this exciting day at West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club Sandal WF2 6ER (as part of the Sandal Scarecrow Festival) on

Sunday 24th September 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Please see the Information page for full details.


Imogen There was a special moment for five-year-old Imogen Padden-Tupper when she brought Minnie along to the Rotary Club to meet Lisa Calvert, the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice's community fundraiser.

Imogen's little companion may be a mouse rather than a bear but she still took part in the club's 2015 Teddy Bear Parachute Jump and made £75 for the hospice - the highest amount among individual as distinct from corporate entries.

With Imogen was mum Sarah Padden, who runs Cafe 19 in The Springs in Wakefield city centre. She said: "Customers and friends gave Imogen tremendous support."

Imogen is pictured here with her mum (left), Lisa and club president Michael Townsend. Minnie is holding her Certificate of Bravery for taking part in the event.

Here are some images from the 2015 event which raised in excess of £1,700 for the hospices concerned......

Long dropAttaching parachutes is fun

Mayor enjoys the dayBrownie helpers