Air conditioning and chiller specialist JSA Service is backing an epic endurance run organised by The Veterans Charity to commemorate D-Day.
The 75-mile “Run To Pegasus” traces the route taken by glider pilots in the advance wave from Tarrant Rushton Airfield in Dorset to Pegasus Bridge in Normandy, on the 75th anniversary of the events.
The gliders avoided detection and enabled British troops to capture the strategically important Pegasus Bridge and Horsa Bridge, preventing enemy forces from attacking the D-Day beach landings.
Around 200 intrepid volunteers will take part in the 24-hour charity run, which passes through Dorset countryside and the New Forest, before heading to Southampton and Fareham, and finishing at the Ferry Terminal in Portsmouth. Runners and supporters will then board a ferry to Caen in North Western France for the final leg to Pegasus Bridge.
Allan Wilkinson, director of Sunbury-on-Thames based JSA Service, said: “Members of my family have served in the Royal Navy and special forces, and we are proud to be sponsoring and participating in the Run To Pegasus to honour those who spearheaded the D-Day landings. It is an excellent initiative and will raise vital funds to help support veterans and their families. I invite anyone who would like get involved to join us and make a difference.”
Danny Greeno, CEO of The Veterans Charity, said: “I am delighted that JSA Service is supporting the Run To Pegasus and The Veterans Charity. Every pound we can save on the cost of the event means we have more vital funds for the all-important welfare of our veterans. To have such great support from JSA is fantastic!”
JSA Service is a family-run business with 40-years’ experience in commercial air conditioning, including VRF, splits and chillers, and energy management. Clients include local authorities, hospitals, commercial organisations, charities and government.
The Run To Pegasus event takes place over three days, from 4-6 June, and you can register here.