Solo Static Line Parachute Jump
January - December
21 British Parachute Association centres across the UK
Take to the skies in a solo parachute jump to help beat loneliness and social isolation for older people!
For a once in a lifetime adrenaline rush that you'll never forget, challenge yourself to 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.
Book your skydive today by visiting the Do It For Charity website and selecting MHA as your chosen charity from the drop-down list.
Event entry fee: £70
Event sponsorship: £360
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01332 221641.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
No experience is required as training is provided.
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.
By fundraising for Best For Ages, you are helping to connect older people in communities that care. Every penny of your donation will go further to reduce loneliness and isolation across the UK as well as funding award-winning music therapy in our dementia care homes. To learn more about our life-enhancing work, please visit the Your Impact page.
£6 could help us deliver a week's Telebuddies service, providing a regular phone call to check on five isolated older people living alone.
£50 could train a volunteer befriender for an isolated older person, helping to reduce loneliness and isolation in their own home.
£180 could fund a Music Therapist for a day, working to reduce anxiety in four 1:1 sessions and one group session.
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