Charity skydives & parachute jumps

Charity skydives & parachute jumps

A skydive for charity is an event that captures the imagination of potential sponsors unlike any other, writes timeoutdoors' Challenges Editor Elaine Aronson. 

When it comes to raising money for charity, what better way to do it than out in the great outdoors, feeling the wind in your hair and a sense of total freedom? And what better way to feel the wind in your hair than tumbling through the sky, thousands of feet above the ground?

For many, this is a life-changing experience, one of the biggest thrills possible. But, for most, overcoming the fear is a huge challenge!

The numbers alone are enough to instill feelings of awe and admiration in even the coldest of hearts. Tell anyone that you’re jumping out of a plane at nearly 14,000ft (4,250 metres), or two and a half miles (4km), in the air, before free-falling for a minimum of 45 seconds followed by a five-minute parachute descent and they, hopefully, won’t be able to get their wallets out quick enough. And that’s just one jump option.

TANDEM SKYDIVES
Of course, it goes without saying that these challenges are not for the faint-hearted. Jumping from a plane is something most of us have never had to do, and most of us would like to keep it that way. Help is at hand however, and a charity tandem skydive is a good place to start.

Having an experienced instructor strapped to your back will enable reassurance and confidence at the crucial moment. Far from being weak, it’s a sensible option, providing the thrill of the jump while maintaining your own safety.

Skydiving for charity is a personal challenge like no other. Take a look through the skydives and click for further details of the jump and charity/charities. You can then enter a few basic details to be instantly emailed further information.

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Skydiving 12000 feet Skydiving
20 UK Skydiving Centres, UK UK
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The AFF Skydiving Course is a fast track skydiving lesson programme that can take you from a complete beginner to a fully qualified skydiver. In 8 jumps you could be enjoying skydives on your own.
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Parachuting 3000 feet Parachuting
Various, Avon, UK UK
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Unlike a tandem jump you get to jump solo from up to 3,000 feet having had a full day’s instruction from fully qualified instructors. Available at locations across the UK.
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Skydiving 1 days Skydiving
Various, UK UK
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Take part in an Accelerated Freefall skydive at various airfields across the UK.
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Parachuting 13500 feet Parachuting
UK wide, UK UK
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The perfect way to experience the exhilaration of a freefall whilst being fastened to a qualified instructor. Freefall for 40 seconds, reach speeds of 120mph with 5 minutes under the parachute.
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Skydiving 10000 feet Skydiving
Various, UK UK
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Imagine freefalling at over 120mph from from a mile up in the air whilst harnessed to a professional freefall parachute instructor? Available at locations across the UK.
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Skydiving 3500 feet Skydiving
20 UK Skydiving Centres, UK UK
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If you want the satisfaction of doing it on your own, you can jump solo from 3500ft using an advanced modern rectangular parachute. Parachute is opened automatically but then it is up to you land it!
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Skydiving 10000 feet Skydiving
Norwich, Norfolk, UK UK
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Strapped to a highly qualified tandem instructor you will jump from 10000ft falling at around 120mph. No previous experience necessary & it takes just 20 mins to be trained to make the jump! Age 16+.
Kidneys for Life
Kidneys for Life
Skydiving 14000 feet Skydiving
Cockerham Airfield near Lancaster, Lancashire, UK UK
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10000ft skydive harnessed to a British Parachute Association instructor with 5000ft freefall at 120mph! Jump & train in just 1 day and steer the canopy.
Dementia UK
Dementia UK
Skydiving 1 days Skydiving
Brackley, Salisbury, Nottingham, Peterborough & Durham, UK UK
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Any plans for June 20th 2015? How about skydiving, raising money for a great cause AND breaking a world record...
NSPCC
NSPCC
Skydiving 10000 feet Skydiving
20 UK locations, UK UK
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Freefall at over 120mph from 10,000 feet high in a tandem skydive to support the NSPCC – and if you raise the minimum sponsorship money you get to skydive for free!

Royal Parks Foundation Ultra

*ENTER BY 5TH SEPT* A fully supported, stunning 50km route taking in the best of London and its varied landscapes - the UK's biggest Ultra. A charity challenge unlike any other. Age 18+.

Vitality The British 10k London Run

Staged on the worlds greatest road race route through the heart of central London passing many of the capitals truly world class historic landmarks.

Great North Run

The worlds biggest half marathon from Newcastle, across the iconic Tyne Bridge & onto the picturesque coastal finish in South Shields. Age 17+. Also 1.5k mini run (age 3-8) & 4k junior run (age 9-16).

Zombie Evacuation Race - Contagion in Cambridge

Run for your life through 5km dodging the UNDEAD & navigating challenging obstacles designed specifically to slow down your escape from relentless ZOMBIE horde who are hungry for fresh brains!

Thames Path Challenge 25km - walk

A unique endurance challenge along the Thames Path Trail. Start training, pick your charity and set your watch! 100km, 50km, 25km & Team Relay options.

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