Skydiving

Sponsorship Target: £495
Accessibility: Fully accessible
Suitable for wheelchair users at Skydive buzz but not at Skyline events. Depending on your level of injury, you might be asked to get permission from a medical professional.

Skydiving is the ultimate challenge! Back Up works with both Skydive Buzz and Skyline events to offer you the chance to take the plunge and jump from 15,000 ft. You could even get friends and family involved and jump as a group!

Skydive Buzz are based in Devon, offering accessible skydives to everyone. They work with over 400 charities to ensure they can give anyone and everyone the skydiving experience they are looking for. If you are a wheelchair user who fancies taking on the challenge of a lifetime by jumping from 15,000ft, Skydive buzz are the company to help you do that. We offer a jump for free scheme, where Back Up will cover the cost of your skydive provided you have a minimum sponsorship target of £495. Alternatively, you can pay for your own skydive and raise whatever you can. To register please visit here.

Skyline events can organise your jump at a number of different drop zones across the UK, but do come with a level of restriction and are likely not suitable for most full time wheelchair users. If you have a query regarding this, we would advise ringing the company directly and speaking to them about your requirements. You must be aged 16 or over and the first £70 of the £495 sponsorship must be paid as a deposit direct to Skyline Events when your application has been accepted. To register click here.

Why join the Back Up team?

  • You’ll receive lots of support from our lovely fundraising team with regular updates, hints and tips to help with your preparation and targets
  • We’ll provide you with a bunch of goodies to help you reach your fundraising goal
  • You’ll receive one of our brightly coloured Back Up t-shirts to make sure you stand out.

Alex and Emma will be here to provide you with materials to help you with your fundraising efforts, and they’ll support you right up to the day you take the plunge.

”I have Back Up to thank for helping me organise this jump. I’m hoping the money I raise will help them to continue their important work.”

Peter Hamilton, Skydiving participant

Contact

If you would like to take part in this amazing challenge or would like more information then please call our Alex or Emma on 0208 875 1805 or email at fundraising@backuptrust.org.uk.