Charity skydives & parachute jumps

Charity skydives & parachute jumps

Arguably the ultimate in extreme challenges and one of the biggest thrills possible.

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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Yorkshire Cancer Research
Yorkshire Cancer Research
Skydiving 15000 feet Skydiving
Hibaldstow Airfield, Hibaldstow, North Lincolnshire, UK UK
| Sign up for £50
Yorkshire Cancer Research and Skydive Hibaldstow have teamed up to offer two exciting days of tandem parachuting in 2015.
Samuel's Charity
Samuel's Charity
Skydiving 10000 feet Skydiving
Salisbury , Wiltshire, UK UK
| Sign up for £50
Take on your fears & jump out of a plane at 10,000ft and raise money to help sick & terminally ill kids in UK hospitals. Age 16+.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Skydiving 12000 feet Skydiving
20 UK Skydiving Centres, UK UK
| Sign up for free
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.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Parachuting 3000 feet Parachuting
Various, UK UK
| Sign up for free
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.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Skydiving 1 days Skydiving
Various, UK UK
| Sign up for free
Take part in an Accelerated Freefall skydive at various airfields across the UK.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Parachuting 13500 feet Parachuting
UK wide, UK UK
| Sign up for £50
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.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Skydiving 10000 feet Skydiving
Airfields throughout the UK, UK UK
| Sign up for free
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.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Skydiving 3500 feet Skydiving
20 UK Skydiving Centres, UK UK
| Sign up for free
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!
Alzheimers Society
Alzheimers Society
Skydiving 10000 feet Skydiving
Airfields throughout the UK, UK UK
| Sign up for £70
Ever wanted to take on the challenge of a lifetime & skydive? Experience the thrill of jumping from 10000 feet by taking part in a sponsored tandem skydive for Alzheimer's Society.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Skydiving 10000 feet Skydiving
Norwich, Norfolk, UK UK
| Sign up for free
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+.
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