Skydive for myaware!

Imagine standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 10,000 ft - the noise of the engines and the wind ringing in your ears, with only the outline of distant fields below. Now imagine leaning forward out of that doorway and letting go - falling forward into the clouds, diving down through the air as you start freefalling at over 120mph! Then imagine the peace and quiet as the canopy opens, the steering toggles come down either side of you and you begin a tranquil parachute descent from a mile up in the air, steering yourself back down to the centre of the drop zone below.

Stop imagining - it’s real and it’s happening all the time and you can be part of it.....

Interested in skydiving for myaware? Here are a few points to remember:

Your jump and training are completed in one day.

You are harnessed to an experienced parachute instructor at all times.

You jump from at least 10,000 ft - just like the professionals.

You will freefall down to 5,000 ft - falling through the air at 120 mph!

You will ride the parachute down to the ground and be taught how to steer onto the drop zone.

Your landing is controlled by your instructor.

You will receive a certificate to prove that you have completed a ‘two-mile high’ Tandem Skydive!

A few things to consider:

A £70 deposit is required and due at the time of booking, this can be refunded out of your offline sponsorship if required, provided the minimum amount of sponsorship has been reached.

Minimum sponsorship of £395 (£450 for Scotland and Northern Ireland) is required, in return myaware will receive an average donation of £140 along with everything else raised above the minimum target too! The funds you raise will enable continued work in the areas of research, support and awareness of myasthenia

You will need to choose the airfield that you would like to do the skydive from.

You will need to provide a choice of 2 dates of when you would like to do your skydive.

Restrictions on age and health:

For a tandem skydive you must be at least 16 years old and under 15 stone in weight.

Principal medical restrictions include: Diabetes, epilepsy, fits, recurrent blackouts, heart or lung disease, mental illness and some cases of asthma.

You will be required to sign a medical form before your skydive declaring your fitness to take part.

If you are under 18, you will need the medical form signed by a parent or guardian.

If you are aged 40 and over, or have a medical condition, you will need it signed by your doctor.

Insurance:

All skydivers are covered by the British Parachute Association Liability Insurance Policy up to £2 million for liability to Third Parties.

This does not cover the skydiver or their dependants for personal injury including death.

All skydivers are strongly recommended to take out their own insurance cover for personal accident benefits.

This can be done in conjunction with your own insurance broker or via cover on the Skyline website. (approximate cost £30)

All ready to sign up and to make a difference to people living with a rare, invisible and often misunderstood illness? Just head to:

Go Skydive

Once you have signed up, myaware will be notified and a member of the Fundraising Team will be in touch to support you with your fundraising, talk through the details and help you make the most of your challenge.

If you have any questions, or would prefer to receive an information pack and a paper booking form via post, then please contact us at: [email protected].

P.S. If you’re a UK Taxpayer, don’t forget you can Gift Aid certain donations. Gift Aid allows charities to reclaim tax from the government for donations, which means we receive 25p for every £1 you donate to myaware, at no extra cost to you.

This additional income is very important to us as we receive no government or NHS funding. If you don’t already have a signed Gift Aid Declaration, or you’re not sure whether you’ve signed one in the past, please email [email protected].

Thank you for fighting myasthenia together with us.

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