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Thanks to everyone who took part in our Skydive for Dementia Challenge this month! We had a fabulous day out, and our 17 plucky divers have raised more than £15,000 so far. 

You too can experience the thrill of a lifetime with a tandem skydive for Alzheimer's Support on the 20th March 2021.

Once again we have teamed up with Go Skydive to offer places on a dedicated Alzheimer's Support jump day.

If you have always wanted to experience the exhilaration of jumping out of a plane why not join our team and skydive to support people living with dementia here in Wiltshire. 

Your jump

The 10,000 ft tandem jump will take place at Old Sarum, near Salisbury. After 30 seconds of freefall, when you'll be travelling through the air at 125mph, the parachute will open and you'll experience amazing views across the Wiltshire landscape as you descend.

The day starts with a full training briefing with your personal skydive instructor before getting kitted out and taking off in a Cessna Super Cargomaster. We'll be jumping in two groups, so you'll need to be there for either 8am or 9am. 

GoSkydive is one of the UK's leading skydive companies, and specialises in first-time tandem skydives. So you know you will be in safe, highly experienced hands.

The GoSkydive experience  
Covid-19 update - GoSkydive updated procedures July 2020

Fundraising support

When you have signed up you will receive dedicated support from Laura Crouch, our Community Fundraiser. 

There are so many ways to fundraise, from traditional sponsorship and online donations from friends and family (they will be so impressed you are doing this!) to bake sales, office raffles and many more. You can set up your own fundraising page on our website to send to everyone you know, telling them about your challenge and why you are doing it. Easy peasy - let's get fundraising.

The T's and C's

There will be more of these on the GoSkydive site, but the important things to know from us are:

  • You will need to pay a £50 deposit to GoSkydive to secure your place
  • You will need to raise at least £350 in fundraising three weeks before the jump date. Alzheimer's Support will pay the balance of your jump fee from this so the more you raise the more goes to support our work 
  • There are some weight restrictions and you need to be over 16 years old
  • Jumps will be rescheduled in case of poor weather or Covid-related lockdowns
So, join our Skydive Challenge and do something amazing to support people living with dementia in 2021.

Sign up today!