News and Announcements
Fundraising Parachute Jump
For 2017 we have an exciting, if a slightly scary, challenge for the brave amongst you! We we will be hosting a Tandem Parachute Jump on Sunday 14th May 2017at Ellough Airfield, Beccles to raise funds for the NDA. We are looking for people to volunteer to take part in this wonderful opportunity.
Following a short pre-jump briefing, you will enjoy the thrill of free fall and even learn the basics of steering and landing a modern ‘square’ gliding parachute, while securely attached to a highly experienced instructor. All you need to do is smile and enjoy your skydive! With a tandem parachute specially designed for two people, you will board an aircraft and soar to around 13,000 feet (approximately two miles high!). When you and your instructor leave the plane, you will fall at about 120 mph, descending to 5,000 feet in around 40 seconds. At this point, your instructor will open the parachute and fly you safely back to earth! During the six minutes or so under the parachute, you will enjoy breathtaking and unique views of the local area and beyond. We guarantee that your tandem skydive will be one of the greatest experiences of your life.
Our brave ‘Jumpers’ are each being asked to raise a total of £400. This consists of £50 to register your place, a further £150 to cover the cost of the jump and then ‘matching’ the costs with a minimum £200 sponsorship for NDA. It would be lovely to have as many jumpers and supporters joining us for this event, which has been booked to coincide with Deaf Awareness Week 2017.
If you would like to sign up for this exciting event, please follow the link: http://ukparachuting.co.uk/charity_event/10591/
If you would like to support those jumping for NDA, you can sponsor the team by click the Virgin MoneyGiving button:
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