- Event Type Skydive
- Date 27 May 2018
- Location Various airfields
- Registration Fee £35 (payable to Skyline)
- Fundraising Target £430
- Level Easy
Join hundreds of other brave skydivers on Sunday 27 May 2018 and take One Giant Leap this Dementia Awareness Week. Experience the thrill of jumping from 10,000 feet and free-falling at over 120mph in a sponsored tandem skydive for Alzheimer's Society.
One Giant Leap is organised through a company called Skyline and you can join us at one of 18 airfields across the UK.
Join us at our first ever Dementia Awareness Week skydive day on 27 May 2018, and take One Giant Leap against dementia!
You will need to pay a £35 registration fee to our skydiving company, Skyline, to secure your place on the day. We will then send you out a welcome pack and monthly newsletters to give you plenty of fundraising ideas to help you hit the £430 minimum fundraising target.
For more information, please see the Skyline website.
What you'll get
When you fundraise for us, you’ll receive:
- the chance to jump with hundreds of other skydivers at the end of Dementia Awareness Week!
- a welcome pack with fundraising help and materials
- a free Alzheimer's Society t-shirt and wristbands to wear on the day
- support from our dedicated events team to help you achieve your goals
If you have received all the information you need, you can sign up now or telephone the organisers Skyline on 020 7424 5500, stating that you would like to take part in our skydive day.
Can't do these dates?
Not to worry, you can skydive for Alzheimer's Society at one of 18 locations across the UK on a date that suits you - for more information and to sign up, visit our tandem skydiving webpage.
How do the costs work?
You sign up and pay a £35 reg fee to Skyline. We also pay £35 to Skyline to supplement your registration fee. You then raise £430 before the sponsorship deadline, so we can pay your jump costs (usually around £200, dependent on the airfield). This leave us with just under £200 to continue being there for everyone affected by dementia.
When is the sponsorship deadline?
30th April 2018
We rely on you to hit your fundraising target (£430) by this date. However, there is an option make up the difference on the day, if you don't hit the target.
What happens if I don't reach the minimum sponsorship target?
There is an option of making up the difference on the day of the jump if you don't hit the £430 sponsorship target before the big day. Don't worry about this though - we will be on hand every step of the way with fundraising tips and advice to make sure you smash the target!
Are there any height/weight restrictions?
Yes, each airfield has it's own hieght and weight limits in place for safety reasons. Please check the Skyline website, and make sure you are aware of these limits for your local airfield before signing up.
What happens if the weather isn't good?
The one aspect of your day that is out of our control is definitely the weather – if the forecast is looking bad in the days leading up to your jump, you may be contacted by the airfield to reschedule. However, if you have not heard anything to the contrary, you must still turn up to your jump.
Will you be there on the day?
Unfortunately, we can't be at all 18 airfields - as much as we would like to be! We will make every effort to attend as many locations as possible, but because of how spread across the country the airfields are, we may not be able to make it to your local area.
For more information please call us on 0330 333 0804 or email email@example.com and we will be happy to help.
Kick start your fundraising
Once you have signed up, make sure to set up your JustGiving page, and share on social media to let you friends and family know you are taking One Giant Leap for us!
Chat to all of our current skydivers on our Facebook page.