Solo Static Line Parachute Jump

January - December
21 British Parachute Association centres across the UK

Solo Static Line Parachute Jump

Various locations across the UK

Learn how to make a solo parachute jump – just like the professionals!

For a once in a lifetime adrenaline rush that you'll never forget, take part in a solo parachute jump!

 

This event is split in two parts, on the first day you will undergo training on all aspects of the jump. On the following day you will take to the skies to perform your jump from 3,000 feet using a parachute canopy securely attached to a 'static line' which is designed to open your parachute for you.

 

Highlights

 

What's included

 

Book your skydive today by visiting the Do It For Charity website and selecting MHA as your chosen charity from the drop-down list.

 

 

Location

Venue

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

Event Essentials

General Information Event starts from: Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018 Contact number: Call Do It For Charity on 0207 424 5533 or to speak to a member of the MHA Fundraising Team on 01332 221641 Course detail:
Conquer your fears and jump solo from 3,000 feet!

Your entry

Event entry fee: £70


Event sponsorship: £360

Event registration

Registration for this event is open all year round.

 

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

 

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 49 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.

Event Day

Day 1: On the first day you will undergo a minimum of six hours training on all aspects of the jump - the equipment used, how to exit the aircraft, how to check your canopy, reserve drills and most importantly how to control your landing.

 

Day 2: On the following day you will perform the jump solo from up to 3,000 feet using a modern square parachute canopy.

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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