Diverse Abilities is looking for 60 daring individuals to sign up and take part in an exciting skydive challenge over the Wiltshire countryside on Sunday 14 June to celebrate the charity’s diamond anniversary. Anyone can take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity and raise money for the charity that supports over 600 adults and children with disabilities in Dorset.
Participants will be skydiving 10,000 feet and will be attached to a professional skydiver from the airfield’s flight team, who have been recognised as one of the best skydiving teams in the country.
Sharon Wells, events fundraiser at Diverse Abilities, said: “Many people say that skydiving is something they would love to try and this is a great opportunity to have a go and celebrate our 60th birthday. Having the exhilarating feeling of wind rushing past you as you free fall will hopefully encourage generous sponsorship.”
When taking part in the 60 skydivers day, the actual skydive is free, providing a minimum sponsorship of £395 is raised before your jump. A deposit of £50 is payable when you sign up.
Sharon added: “If you are a thrill seeker looking for your next adrenaline fix or if you are looking to try something new, please get in touch. Our 60th anniversary is going to be very special, and we’d love for the Dorset community to be involved and take on this exciting challenge.”
Tina Hicks, from Dorchester, is undertaking the skydive on 14 June to celebrate her 70th birthday and said: “A couple of years ago I was at the Dorchester Show and talking to a young lady, Hannah Fielding, on the Diverse Abilities information stand. She told me that although she was in a wheelchair she was doing a tandem parachute jump to raise money for the charity. When I started thinking about how to celebrate my 70th birthday that conversation came back to me and I thought ‘why not’, if someone in a wheelchair was brave enough what was stopping me. Once I had made the decision it made sense to do the jump on my birthday and as I was inspired by the young lady from Diverse Abilities what better cause to do it for. I’m told that it is an amazing experience and now I can’t wait for June to come around!”
If you are unable to make the 14 June, but wish to undertake a skydive, then another date can be arranged – any day, any time – apart from Christmas Day!
Please contact Sharon Wells via firstname.lastname@example.org, or alternatively via telephone on 01202 718266 to sign up or receive more information.