Why not raise money for charity whilst having fun at the same time! It is now very popular for people to do something quite out of the ordinary such as jumping from a perfectly good aeroplane to raise money for a worthwhile cause. Skydiving is considered an extreme sport, not something for the faint hearted and so worthy of you asking your friends and family to sponsor you!
It is common practice for fundraisers to use some of the sponsorship money raised to pay a portion or the total cost of their jump if they have raised the minimum level of sponsorship. The level of sponsorship required will vary for each centre depending on the cost of the course however by raising at least double the price of your jump, you will satisfy the charity’s expectations. Click here for minimum sponsorship levels
E.g. if a Tandem Skydive at your chosen centre is £250, you will need to raise at least £500 in sponsorship money, so that £250 covers the cost of your skydive with the remaining £250 or more going to charity.
If you raise less than expected, the amount is divided into two equal portions. E.g. if you only raise £300, £150 would go towards the cost of your skydive and £150 would be donated to your charity.
Please note that whilst you jump for free if you raise the minimum sponsorship money, it isn’t truly a free jump, as part of the money covers the course cost. Whilst this is considered to be acceptable as skydiving is considered to be more challenging than some more traditional fundraising events, please bear this in mind making every effort to raise more than the amount required to help your chosen charity.
Please also note that if you chose to have your skydive videoed (Tandem & AFF Level 1), you cannot claim this cost back from your sponsorship money.
Why not still raise money for charity, whilst also paying for the jump yourself? Despite it now being accepted for charities to pay for people to skydive for charity in return for a donation that they wouldn’t have normally received, what would be even more fantastic is for all of the sponsorship money raised to be donated to your charity!
Choose from one of the charities that we work with – see list above. This list is always expanding, so if the charity close to your heart is not listed, contact us and we will make arrangements with the charity on your behalf.
Reserving your place is easy. Either via the online booking form or alternatively you can download a booking form from the information downloads page and send to us, or book your place on the phone.
A non – refundable deposit is required to confirm a place on a course which will vary from centre to centre and course to course – see minimum sponsorship levels. If you have chosen Option A, this deposit will be refunded when you have reached your fundraising target.
If you have chosen option B, you will be expected to pay the remaining balance to the centre on the day of your jump.
Once you have booked your skydive, go to BMyCharity and set up a fundraising account.
Send the link for your fundraising page to all your family, friends and work
Raising money offline:
If you would rather raise the money offline, you may download the fundraising pack specific to your chosen charity which can be found on the information downloads page.
A non – refundable deposit is required to confirm a place on a course and on the day of your jump you will be expected to pay the remaining balance to the centre. You will also be asked to communicate the total of your final fundraising amount so that this can be communicated to the charity.
If you selected option A and have raised the minimum sponsorship, you can retain a portion of the money to reimburse you for the deposit and course fee.
If you haven’t raised the minimum, divide the amount in half, use a proportion to reimburse you for part of the course, and send the other half to charity.
You will have 4 weeks after the jump to collect your sponsorship money and then send a cheque to your charity.
Charity Skydiving Events:
Can't decide who you want to jump for? Fancy being part of a big fundraising group? Why not participate in one of the events below?
"Children In Need 2013 is being held on the 15th November. Raise money by doing a charity skydive at any one of our 20 locations in the UK. Call us to book your place or book online, stating 2 preferred dates."
Point to note:
During the summer, some centres do get particularly busy especially at the weekends, and depending on the size of the group, in some cases you may need to give up to 6 weeks notice.