Accelerated Freefall Solo Skydive

January - December
21 British Parachute Association centres across the UK

Accelerated Freefall Solo Skydive

Various locations across the UK

Experience the exhilarating feeling of flying solo through the clouds at up to 120mph!

This is the real thing for those who really want to learn what skydiving is all about! Learning to skydive solo is a big challenge and you will start with a full day's training including practical and classroom sessions covering all areas of making a solo skydive from 10,000 feet!

 

On the second day, you will climb aboard the aircraft to be taken to your jump altitude. Whilst you will skydive solo your two instructors will jump with you and be by your side until approximately 5,000 feet when you pull your parachute canopy.

 

 Highlights

 

What's included

 

Face your fears and sign up online today! Choose a location, then select ‘MHA’ as your chosen charity from the drop-down list. This really is the ultimate adrenaline rush and an experience you will never forget!

 

 

Location

Venue

Nationwide - There are over 20 British Parachute Association approved centres across the UK

Event Essentials

General Information Date of event: Available all year Contact number: Call Do It For Charity on 0207 424 5533 or to speak to a member of the MHA Fundraising Team call 01332 22 1641 Course detail:
Skydive solo from 10,000 feet

Your entry

 

Event entry fee: £70


Event sponsorship: £535

Event registration

Registration for this event is open all year round.

 

To register, please visit the Do It For Charity website and select MHA from the drop-down list as your chosen charity.

 

For more information about parachuting for MHA, please contact the MHA Fundraising Team by emailing events@mha.org.uk or calling 01332 221641.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • How do I get to the venue? Visit the Do It For Charity website to find your nearest Skydive air field. There are over 20 British Parachute Association approved centres across the UK so there is sure to be one near you

  • How old do I need to be? You must be aged between 16 and 54 inclusive

  • Is there a maximum weight? You must weigh under 15 stone, although some centres do have a lower weight limit

  • To view the terms and conditions for this event, please click here

 

No experience is required as training is provided. You will receive a full day’s training to complete your first level of a pro skydivers course.

Event Day

Day 1: You will start with a full day's training including practical and classroom sessions covering all areas of making a solo skydive from 10,000 feet!

 

Day 2: Once your instructors are satisfied that you are ready, you will climb aboard the aircraft to be taken to your jump altitude. Whilst you will skydive solo, your two instructors will jump with you and be by your side until approximately 5,000 feet when you pull your parachute canopy.

 

 

Event contact details

There are plenty of airfields to choose from and it should be easy to find one near you but visiting the Do It For Charity website

 

For further information about this challenge, please see the information above, email enquiries@doitforcharity.com or call 0207 424 5533.

Spread The Word

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£6 could help us deliver a week's Telebuddies service, providing a regular phone call to check on five isolated older people living alone.

2

£50 could train a volunteer befriender for an isolated older person, helping to reduce loneliness and isolation in their own home.

3

£180 could fund a Music Therapist for a day, working to reduce anxiety in four 1:1 sessions and one group session.

Spread the word and maximise your fundraising!

We've got lots of resources to help you hit your fundraising targets. To find out more, get in touch with the Fundraising Team.

Gift Aid

For every pound your supporters donate, we can claim an extra 25p from the taxman (provided they are a taxpayer at the time of their donation.) This can make a big difference in helping us to reduce loneliness and isolation in older age. Encourage your sponsors to confirm they’re happy for us to claim Gift Aid when they fill in your sponsorship form.

If they qualify for Gift Aid, all they have to do is fill in the sponsorship form fully and sign the Gift Aid box. It’s important to remember that we can only claim Gift Aid for donations. We can’t claim it for:
• raffle tickets
• entry to an event
• sponsorship from close family members for some challenge events
If you need any more information or have any questions, just get in touch.

Matched Funding

Some companies have a match-funding scheme which could double the amount you raise. Speak to your employer to see if you could take advantage of this.

Fundraising Online

Creating a fundraising page online can massively boost your sponsorship. Start by uploading a photo, sharing your reasons for fundraising and setting yourself a target.

A large opening donation can have an impact on the average amount the rest of your supporters donate - so ask a generous friend or family member to get things going!

It’ll be alright on the night

Boost your fundraising, tell everyone about your challenge and spread the word about our vital work by publicising your efforts. Here are just a few tips.

1

Share updates and images on Twitter @BestForAges and tag them with #BestForAges

2

Share your story with a local newspaper to reach a wider audience. You can get in touch with our Press Team if you need help.

3

Inspire colleagues and get closer to your fundraising target by putting posters up in your workplace.

Spread the word and maximise your fundraising!

We've got lots of resources to help you hit your fundraising targets. To find out more, get in touch with the Fundraising Team.

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