Take on the UK’s highest skydive for Weston Hospicecare

Daredevil Weston Hospicecare supporters are being offered the opportunity to take the plunge in one of the highest freefall skydives in the country – from 15,000ft.

The hospice organises a diverse selection of challenges for fundraisers of an adventurous disposition, ranging from wing-walking for adrenaline junkies to a Sahara Desert trek for would-be explorers who would prefer to keep their feet on the ground.

And for those with a head for heights, the hospice has now scheduled two skydiving days which will take place later this summer and autumn.

The charity has teamed up with Skydive Buzz, which operates out of Dunkeswell Airfield near Honiton in Devon, to offer two dedicated days for its supporters on August 30 and September 21.

On each day, people can leap from the incredible altitude of 15,000ft – the highest on offer to amateur skydivers in the UK, and the maximum altitude at which you can jump without needing an oxygen supply.

A Skydive Buzz spokesman said: “Once in a lifetime experience? Ticking the bucket list? Jumping for charity? Whatever your reason, you can jump from the ultimate altitude – no-one jumps from higher in the UK!

“Our centre has some of the best facilities in the UK, including one of the most comfortable and fastest-climbing jump planes in the world.

“So do something amazing. Experience an adrenaline-fuelled freefall and views over a beautiful part of the country, all while harnessed to a certified instructor.”

The tandem jumps will be conducted by expert and fully licensed skydivers, ensuring a safe and exciting experience for all who take part.

Participants will all enjoy a briefing with experienced instructors, before a 10-minute flight to an altitude which simultaneously offers views from Somerset and Cornwall.

The height of the jump means participants can expect to enjoy a breath-taking 60 seconds of freefall before their parachute is opened. That freefall will see skydivers reach speeds of up to 120mph as they fall for around two miles.

Weston Hospicecare’s challenge manager Simon Angear said: “We know that our supporters are some of the bravest and most adventurous people, and we’re always looking for new challenges to set them.

“This year alone, fundraisers have strapped themselves to the top of planes, completed incredible feats of cycling and running endurance, and signed up to trek some of the furthest reaches of the globe.

“Now we’re offering the chance to enjoy one of the most exhilarating experiences of their lifetime, leaping from a plane in the nation’s highest skydive. It’ll take real courage to get involved, but the experience will be something they will never forget.”

To secure a place on one of the hospice’s skydiving days, people must pay a £50 registration fee, and then commit to raising sponsorship, with the suggested minimum amount set at £450.

To find out more, or to register for a place, contact Simon on 01934 423947, or email simon.angear@westonhospicecare.org.uk

Menu
  • Donation

    £
    Select Payment Method
    Personal Info

    Reclaim Gift Aid

    Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows Weston Hospicecare to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to Weston Hospicecare we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

    By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like Weston Hospicecare to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Weston Hospicecare will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

    What is Gift Aid?

    Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When Weston Hospicecare receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

    All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

    The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

    Take me to my donation »

    Terms

    Donation Total: £10.00 One Time

    Read our privacy policy by clicking here.

     

     

     

     

    If you are intending to join the A MINUTE A MONTH campaign, please click here.