Take on the ultimate challenge and skydive to help life-limited patients and their families receive the specialist support they need.
Imagine the scene; Up to 12,000ft in the air, the noise of the engine, the beautiful views of Swansea and the coastline below, the wind ringing in your ears, the feeling of exhilaration as you skydiving from the plane, diving down through the air with around 40 seconds of freefall at over 120mph. Then the peace and quiet after your parachute opens, and you make the tranquil descent back down to the drop zone. Now stop imaging… This is real and this could be YOU!
This once in a lifetime experience is one that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Like what you read? We think it sounds awesome too!
How it works
Technically the jump is called a ‘Tandem Skydive’. It is a Skydive because you will be free-falling through the air (without the parachute deployed) for several thousand feet; it is in Tandem because you will be harnessed to a professional parachute instructor at all times throughout the descent (see photos). This is the only way you can jump from such an altitude without spending thousands of pounds becoming a free-fall parachutist. This is literally the chance of a lifetime!
The total cost of the tandem skydive is £395.00. This is broken down into; £230 jump fees (including £50.00 non-refundable deposit) and £165.00 charity sponsorship. Of course, you don’t have to stop there with your fundraising; every penny raised over £95.00 will go to the Hospice, where you will be helping patients and their families access the care and support they need.
What date is the jump?
We have organised a special jump date for you and the others making up the Hospice Team of Skydivers. This will be on Saturday 19th September 2020.
Where is the airfield?
The airfield is Swansea. Once your online booking has been received and processed, full confirmation details will be sent to you, including a map and directions to the airfield.
Things to consider before you book
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We sincerely hope that you decide to give it a go – it has often been described as a thrilling ‘once in a lifetime’ experience and is an excellent way in which to raise funds for such a worthwhile cause. There will be lots of other people trying parachuting for the very first time on the day, so you are welcome to bring along your friends and family so they can watch you on a day you will simply never forget: The day you perform an exhilarating skydive jump in aid of Hospice of the Valleys.
If you require further information please contact the Hospice on firstname.lastname@example.org, pop into the office or call 01495 717277
If you would like to support our Hospice Team of Skydivers with a most appreciated donation, please visit out Just Giving page by clicking on the link below – thank you in advance.
Testimonies from our 2019 Team of Hospice Skydivers
“I went through so many emotions today but i am truly glad i done it, it was an amazing experience” – Stacey
“Thanks Amanda, it was a great experience and would defo so it again, glad we could raise money for a great charity who do a great job” – Stephen
“It was the most amazing experience, so thankful for the opportunity. I know first hand how far the money goes and how it makes a difference to people. Can’t wait to do it all again next year.” – Lucy
“Well done to Skydive Swansea too for helping us to enjoy the experience.” – Sue
Phil was shell shocked when diagnosed with Prostate Cancer three years ago, age 44. Not knowing where else to turn, Phil self-referred to the hospice, already aware of the service as his father- in- law had received support. “When I was diagnosed I was unsure where to turn. The hospice helped me understand my diagnosis and then explained the services they could provide to support me and my family” Shortly after Phil’s referral his specialist nurse saw he was suffering from a number of stress induced problems and suggested complementary therapy. “I was sceptical to begin with, but I could soon feel the benefits. My stress levels decreased and my sleep dramatically improved”. Phil received reflexology, massage and aromatherapy he also received these treatments when staying at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan hospital. The treatments improved Phil’s physical and psychological symptoms, allowing him to open up, discussing his fears and anxieties in a safe and relaxed environment. “It was my oasis in life, it was me time and I didn’t get that anywhere else. I would highly recommend having complementary therapies to anyone who is unsure. They have helped me no end and I haven’t looked back since” Phil explained. During Phil’s journey he accessed a variety of the hospice’s services including family support, nursing and therapies. The clinical team worked together providing the support Phil needed. Phil was discharged from the hospice as his symptoms were controlled and stable. Although Phil was anxious about discharge, he worked with the team and knows that should anything change, the hospice is only ever a phone call away.