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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 below and click through for further details of the jump and charity/charities. You can then enter a few basic details in the grey box on the right-hand side of the screen to be instantly emailed further information.
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Skydives & parachute jumps in the UK... 
Level 1 Easy Level 2 Moderate Level 3 Difficult Level 4 Very difficult Level 5 Extreme
Registration fee Registration fee Minimum sponsorship option Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option Self funder option Payment options explained Payment options explained
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Skydiving - 20 UK Skydiving Centres, UK Registration fee £0 Minimum sponsorship option
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.
Do this challenge for selected charities
Parachuting - Various, Avon, UK Registration fee £0 Minimum sponsorship option
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.
Do this challenge for selected charities
Skydiving - Various, UK Registration fee £0 Minimum sponsorship option
Take part in an Accelerated Freefall skydive at various airfields across the UK.
Do this challenge for selected charities
No date 13500 feet Charity Tandem Skydive Level 5
Parachuting - UK wide, UK Registration fee £50 Minimum sponsorship option
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.
Do this challenge for selected charities
No date 10000 feet 10,000ft Tandem Skydive Level 5
Skydiving - Various, UK Registration fee £0 Minimum sponsorship option
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.
Do this challenge for selected charities
Skydiving - 20 UK Skydiving Centres, UK Registration fee £0 Minimum sponsorship option
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!
Do this challenge for selected charities
No date 10000 feet 10,000ft Tandem Skydive Level 5 Juniors welcome U18s
Skydiving - 20 UK Skydiving Centres, UK Registration fee £0 Minimum sponsorship option
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+.
Do this challenge for selected charities
26 Jul 2014 1 days Meningitis Now's Skydive Month Level 5
Skydiving - Coleraine, County Londonderry, UK Registration fee £0 Minimum sponsorship option
July is going to be a very exciting month for 100s of Meningitis Now supporters as they take to the skies in Swindon, Swansea, St. Andrews & Northern Ireland. Raise £395 & jump for FREE!
Do this challenge for Meningitis Now
26 Jul 2014 10000 feet Skydive for our Hospice Level 5 Suitable for beginners Beginners
Skydiving - Brackley Airfield, Oxfordshire, UK Registration fee £50 Minimum sponsorship option
Experience a thrilling jump from 10000ft whilst raising funds for our specialist hospice care! You will have great fun & make a difference to people with terminal illness.
Do this challenge for Birmingham St Mary's Hospice
27 Jul 2014 10000 feet Skydive for our Hospice Level 5 Suitable for beginners Beginners
Skydiving - Brackley Airfield, Oxfordshire, UK Registration fee £50 Minimum sponsorship option
Experience a thrilling jump from 10000ft whilst raising funds for our specialist hospice care! You will have great fun & make a difference to people with terminal illness.
Do this challenge for Birmingham St Mary's Hospice
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