Imagine the thrill of standing in the door of a plane flying at 10,000 feet, and the excitement and anticipation before you jump, while harnessed to a professional freefall parachute instructor.
Imagine the feeling of freefalling through the clouds at speeds of around 120mph.
Well, stop imagining! You could experience this incredible adrenaline rush and raise money for Mencap.
How to take part
Our skydive partner Skyline have airfields across the UK, so wherever you are you'll be sure to find one near you (take a look at all the locations on the map below).
All we ask that you raise at least £395 in sponsorship money. To secure your jump, you just pay a £70 deposit to Skyline on registration. We ask for a minimum sponsorship amount to ensure that we are able to cover our own costs and at the same make sure that we make enough money to support our services.
This money will then be used to cover costs of the airfield (e.g. aeroplane charges, fuel, equipment etc.), with the rest going towards our work improving the lives of people with a learning disability.
Jump for free!
On booking your skydive you will be required to pay a £70 deposit. Although you must pay this, you can claim it back from us once you have reached your minimum sponsorship target. As soon as you reach your minimum fundraising target we will pay for your skydive. If you are fundraising offline, we need to receive this money before we pay any costs. If you are raising money online, we just need you to notify us when you have reached your fundraising target.
All you need to do is register your interest now using our online form, and then you can begin gathering your sponsorship money.
After you've registered your interest, a member of our Community Fundraising Team will get in touch with you within 2 working days. They will talk you through what to do next and help you get ready for your dive.
The following map shows the locations of all the participating Skyline airfields across the UK:
What you'll get from us
We will give you lots of support, both before and after the event, including:
- advice on fundraising activties
- guidance on the different ways to get sponsorship
- a Mencap t-shirt to wear on the day.
Find out more
For more information on skydiving for Mencap, please contact our Community Fundraising Team:
- phone 0207 696 6946
- email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also find out more about tandem skydives by visiting the Skyline website.
If you'd like to take part in a skydive and raise some money for Mencap, we want to hear from you!
Simply, register your interest by completing our online form and we'll get back to you with what to do next.