Tandem Skydive

January - December
21 British Parachute Association centres across the UK

Tandem Skydive

Various locations across the UK

Experience the thrill of jumping and free-falling in a sponsored tandem skydive to help beat loneliness for older people!

A tandem skydive is the easiest and most popular of all skydives. After just 30 minutes of training you get to jump strapped to a British Parachute Association (BPA) qualified tandem instructor who does all of the hard work for you, allowing you to enjoy the exhilarating feeling of flying through the clouds from over 10,000 feet at up to 120mph!

 

What's included

 

 

Book your skydive today by visiting the Do It For Charity website and selecting Methodist Homes (MHA) within the 'Age' category as your chosen charity from the drop-down list.

 

Location

Venue
21 British Parachute Association centres across the UK

Event Essentials

General Information Event starts from: Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018 Contact number: 0207 424 5533 Course detail:
Skydive from 10,000ft, freefall down to 5,000ft at speeds of up to 120mph!

Your entry

Event entry fee: £70


Event sponsorship: £395

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.

  • What is the minimum age? You must be aged 16 or over.

  • 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. 

How your money helps

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.

 

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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.

Gift Aid

If you're a UK tax payer you can Gift Aid your donations, making them worth 25% more to us, at no extra cost to you.

 

We can claim back the tax you have paid on your donation (25p for every £1 you donate) through Gift Aid.

 

This additional income really does make a big difference, so please don't forget to Gift Aid donations if you are a UK tax payer.

 

If you are a higher-rate tax payer you can also claim additional tax relief. For higher rate tax payers (paying tax at 40%) this works out as 25p for every £1 you donate and for the highest rate tax payers (paying tax at 50%) this works out as 37.5p for every £1 you donate.

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!

 

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.

spread the word

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...

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Share updates and images on Twitter and Facebook @BestForAges. Tag your posts with #BestForAges

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Share your story with a local newspaper to reach a wider audience. Need help? Get in touch with our Press Team. Email press@mha.org.uk

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 by emailing events@mha.org.uk or calling 01332 221641.

 

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