We'll Take you Higher!
So tomorrow is 'Red Nose Day' and already there has been some early fundraising going on. Sara Cox danced her way through 24 hours on Radio 2 this week and the trailers have been going out all week for what is happening on Friday. The London Marathon also looms large in the calendar with many roads, pavements and lanes around the country filled with runners training for the big day. Whether they are elite athletes or fun runners, they are all on a mission to prove something to themselves or to raise something for others.
With all the awful things happening around us these days, and in London particularly yesterday, it's great that the majority of people are still looking to help others. Here at Skydive Netheravon we did almost 1000 charity skydives in 2016 and there are already hundreds booked for this year alone. That’s some feat and shows how much people care about the world around them and in particular those less fortunate.
People decide to skydive for many reasons. Some of them have a bucket list and need to tick it off, some have a fear of heights or flying that need to be conquered and some want to do it just because they can! Whatever the reason most people conquer their apprehension because they don’t want to let their charity down.
Here at the Army Parachute Association we also have charitable aims and have been teaching skydiving for over 50 years. Our Instructors are all serving or ex-military and are the best there is. Charity days are fun and our tandem instructors make sure their 'passengers' get the best day possible. We jump from 13000ft too, higher than some. You can even wear your charity t-shirt on top of your jumpsuit - or your 'Red Nose' - giving that extra charity awareness - looks great in the pictures too!
Make a real day of it: We can organise a BBQ or packed lunch, just let us know; bring your charity stand and banners and we'll make your day one to remember.
So to all my LinkedIn charity colleagues out there, if you want to do something different for your specific charity, or you are the charity itself, come and talk to us; we have special charity rates; whether solo or in a group, come and jump with us at the Army Parachute Association. There’s a sense of doing something together for the benefit of others not so fortunate that we love.
We will make sure you get the most from your fundraising event as well as give you a sense of achievement and a memorable day. Our skydivers are experts when it comes to flying high for charity so give us a call and we’ll help you jump for your special cause.
“I had a truly awesome experience yesterday, in every way. I was absolutely terrified but felt totally invincible afterwards and I even fell in love with your cameraman, Mike! Cam was lovely too and if I decide to do it again it would have to be with him. It was all very professional, from start to finish. They were a great bunch and I will recommend this to anyone and everyone. I jumped for the MS Trust and secured £723 in sponsorship so far with promises of more to come. It is great to feel alive again.”
“First ever tandem skydive for worthing churches homeless project today, loved it. Special thanks to my instructor Jay and the cameraman trevor who both made me laugh a lot and really relaxed me! definately want to jump again Thanks guys for a great day!”
"First charity tandem skydive done here last Saturday. Despite being extremely scared, the instructors made me feel completely at ease and in safe hands. Highly recommend anyone doing a jump, to do it here. Would definitely consider doing another skydive off the back of this experience despite my fear of heights and flying. Brilliant day and life experience. Thank you."
"First ever tandem skydive....amazing!!! Massive thank you to my instructor Gary u were fab!!!"
"Amazing Day, looked after from start to finish, great people, very friendly, relaxed atmosphere, Pete my tandem partner.. TOP BLOKE he was very professional and experienced. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this to anyone."
"Wow first ever tandem skydive today for oakhaven. Raised over £1000, so thank you all ... with my daughter Leah lopez, amazing surreal, nothing else like it. Thank you to Gary and Jay...... Leah now wants to do more and do a single jump!! Eeek!"