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Take to the skies for Hospice of the Valleys

September 19

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 costs

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

  • Please note the maximum weight is 15 stone male and 13 stone female clothing and footwear included.
  • You need to be at least 16 years old and under 18s must have written parental/guardian consent on the paperwork provided.
  • There are medical restrictions (which can be viewed in the terms and conditions in the link below). You will be expected to sign a medical form before you jump declaring your fitness to take part.
  • £50.00 non-refundable deposit must be paid at time of booking and provided with all the relevant and completed paperwork to Skydive Swansea.
  • A minimum of £345.00 sponsorship to be raised payable to the Hospice.

 

Points to remember:

  • Jump and training completed in one day
  • Harnessed to an experienced parachute instructor at all times
  • Jump from at least 12,000 feet – just like the professionals
  • Free-fall down to 5,000 feet – falling through the air at 120 mph!
  • Ride the parachute down to the ground – we teach you how to steer onto the drop zone
  • Landing controlled by your instructor
  • Certificate to prove that you have completed a ‘two-mile high’ Tandem Skydive!

 

Finally

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.

 

 

 

 

Hospice of the Valleys Skydive Experience Terms and Conditions 2020

Form 115A Student Tandem Medical Self-Declaration

Form 115B Student Tandem Doctors Certificate

 

To book your place on the plane

 

Email: fundraising@hospiceofthevalleys.com  or call 01495 717277

 

If you require further information please contact the Hospice on  fundraising@hospiceofthevalleys.com, 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.

 

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/hospiceofthevalleysskydive2020

 

 

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

 

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Date:
September 19
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