Charity Tandem Skydive with Victim Support
Victim Support speaks to almost 1.5 million victims and 285,000 witnesses of crime every year; around 100,000 of them are children.
Victim Support is the national charity that gives free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected across England and Wales. It also speaks out as a national voice for victims and witnesses and campaigns for change.
People react to crime in many ways. Usually the effects are short-lived, but some people’s lives are changed forever. Crime can make people very afraid, worried, guilty and angry. It also causes a huge range of practical problems for victims.
Victim Support has over 6,000 specially-trained volunteers across England and Wales who give practical and emotional support to help victims and witnesses find the strength to carry on after a crime. As well as helping victims in the community, the volunteers support witnesses at court – before, during and after a trial. This includes extra help for young victims or witnesses, such as TV links or screens so they don’t have to come face-to-face with offenders in the courtroom.
Why choose Victim Support?
£50 can help meet a volunteer's expenses while they support a victim of domestic violence.
£200 can assist in giving support to a child witness before, during and after a trial.
£500 can help them give ongoing support to a family recently bereaved due to a violent crime.
“The Skydive was THE most amazing experience of my life! I was in an adrenaline rush for the next two weeks to follow. What made it more special was that I was doing it for Victim Support, a charity very close to my heart” Shareen Khan Yousafzai, skydiver April 2011.
Registered Charity Number: 2980288