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Take on a charity Skydive this July and raise money for children and young people with cancer.
If a child can deal with the upheaval of cancer treatment, then you can throw yourself out of plane at 10,000 feet…right?
It’s time to take that life changing leap and do something incredible for young cancer patients.
For more information about taking on a sponsored skydive check out Skyline’s website.
Skydive available dates: Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 July 2024.
Locations: There are airfields across the country so it should be easy to find a skydive close by:
|Grange Over Sands
|Whitchurch (not open Sundays)
Registration fee: Just £35, that’s half price!
Fundraising target: £430 (£450 in Maidstone, Cornwall, Scotland & Northern Ireland).
Every £38 you raise could pay for a family to stay overnight in one of Young Lives vs Cancer’s Homes from Home, providing free self-catering accommodation near to specialist children’s cancer treatment centres, which are often many miles from a family’s own home. Staying in a Home from Home ensures a family can be close to their child during treatment.
What does a tandem skydive feel like?
A Tandem skydive lets you experience free fall without the need for lots of training. You will free fall normally from at least 10,000 feet with the parachute being opened at 5,000 feet. You then get to float down the last mile with your instructor to a soft landing. This is the perfect experience for your first-time jump as you are attached to an instructor who does all of the work for you. This leaves you free to enjoy the view!
Which airfield is nearest to me?
Skyline have many airfields across the UK – a map can be found here.
What are the age restrictions?
For the tandem skydives the minimum age is 16 – however anyone aged 16 or 17 would need to have a parental consent form on the day of their jump. You will have access to this once you have booked.
A few of Skyline’s airfields have an upper age limit for tandem jumps: Cornwall has an upper age limit of 65, Lancaster and Whitchurch have a limit of 70 and Perthshire has a limit of 49.
What are the weight restrictions?
The weight limits for men and women can vary between our airfields – you can click here to see the limits at each airfield. Just click on your selected location to see the details.
Some airfields have a very strict height to weight ratio – if you are unsure please email us at email@example.com and they can let you know their limits with regards to your height. When you book on and provide your height and weight please ensure it’s within the weight limit of your airfield.
Can I jump if I have a medical condition?
The British Parachute Association (BPA) insist that all participants with a medical condition get a specific form signed by their doctor. Skyline will share that form with you.
Can I jump if I have a disability?
Skyline’s airfields will look at each case individually, so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and they can check for you. With any medical condition- you will also need to have the medical form signed by a doctor.
For even more FAQs, head to the Skyline Skydiving website.
We love our skydivers, and we want them to have an awesome experience! Some of the benefits of joining our team are:
- A Young Lives vs Cancer t-shirt so you look awesome and stand out in the crowd
- Our closed Facebook group where you can meet other Young Lives vs Cancer sporting legends, share fundraising ideas and training tips
- We’ll shower you with advice, ideas and materials to get the money rolling in, and if you ever need us we’re only a phone call away.
When a child is diagnosed with cancer it threatens everything, for them and their family.
At a time when they should be busy being children, enjoying their rollercoaster teenage years or finding their feet at uni, life becomes full of fear. Fear of treatment, but also of families being torn apart, of overwhelming money worries, mental health stretched to breaking point, of having nowhere to turn, no one to talk to.
At Young Lives vs Cancer, we get that. We are the charity that helps children and young people and their families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them. But every day 12 more children and young people hear the devastating news they have cancer. We’ll face it all together – but we can’t do it without you.
You can take on your life changing skydive from a location and on a date that suits you!
If you have any questions, or simply want to know more about skydiving for Young Lives vs Cancer, please get in touch!
- Chat to our fundraising team online using live chat (use the pink ‘chat to us’ button at the bottom right of the screen) Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm
- Call us on 0300 330 0803, Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm
- Email us at email@example.com
- Message us via our Facebook or Twitter pages
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