We hope you can join us throughout the year, as we celebrate this milestone, and help us raise awareness of our work and the funds required to sustain our services. We have a number of events coming up throughout the year to celebrate – have a look at what’s coming up – if you are interested in supporting us with any of our events please get in touch.
Sponsored Parachute Jump
Ellough Airfield, Beccles
Sunday, 23rd September
About the event
In 2017 we had our first ever sponsored parachute jump! The event was organised by NDA as part of Deaf Awareness Week and raised over £8,300 for the NDA, thanks to everyone that took part. With such a fantastic result last year we’ve decided that the 120th anniversary events calendar wouldn’t be complete without another tandem parachute jump. It is fair to say that the jumpers enjoyed the experience – there is nothing quite like the exhilaration of free-falling at 120mph!
This year the jump will take place again at the Ellough Airfield so have high hopes for some beautiful sunny weather to accompany the jump and make the most of those two mile high views.
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 breath-taking 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 many jumpers and supporters joining us for this event as part of our anniversary celebrations.
If you would like to sign up for this exciting event, please follow the link: http://ukparachuting.co.uk/tandem-skydiving/?charity_id=523 Just let us know that you are taking part on 01603 404440 or firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can support you.
If you would like to support those jumping for NDA, you can sponsor the team by clicking the Virgin MoneyGiving button below