Parachute jumps

** Spring 2020 Team Jump**

Are you willing to take to the skies to raise funds to support local people in need?!

We’ve previously organised team tandem sky dive events (the last was in 2017) and we are looking to organise another in spring 2020.

Sponsorship targets are likely to be around £300 (to cover jump costs and to raise vital funds for Charity Link) and the jump would take place at Sibson Airfield in Peterborough.

Having a special team event adds to the experience – you’ll be jumping with fellow supporters and can enjoy some bubbles afterwards as you share stories with the Charity Link team.

If you may like to take part please email rachel.markham@charity-link.org or call 0116 222 2218 to register your interest.

(You can of course take part in a parachute jump for Charity Link at any time of the year – further information below).

Jump for Charity Link 

We’ve hosted previous team jumps at the British Parachute Association approved centre at Sibson Airfield, Wansford, Peterborough, PE8 6NE (less than an hour away from Leicester city centre). You can read more about jumping at this centre here which includes information on costs for undertaking an individual jump. (There is also a centre in Nottingham).

In general those undertaking a jump (who need to be 16 years or over and no more than 15.7 stone) will pre-register and raise funds and then on the morning of their jump will arrive early to sign in before receiving a short pre-jump briefing. When its your time to jump it will take around 15 minutes in the aircraft to ascend to 13,000ft (around two miles up!) before you enjoy the thrill of free fall – descending to around 5,000ft before your instructor opens the parachute and you glide back down to earth. During the six or so minutes under the parachute you can enjoy unique views of the local area whilst knowing you have done something truly amazing for local people in desperate need!

Those who jumped for Charity Link before have described it as ‘amazing’, ‘exhilarating’ and ‘one of the best things ever’, so don’t leave this challenge on your bucket list!

If you have any questions about jumping for Charity Link please email Rachel at Charity Link at rachel.markham@charity-link.org. 

Image – Jennifer Johnson-Halon who jumped for Charity Link in May 2017. Shown with her family and supporters, including Sue from Charity Link