YMCA Skydive
Saturday 17 August 2024

An exhilarating experience like no other! Imagine the rush of freefalling at speeds of over 120mph before gracefully descending onto terra firma. It’s an opportunity to conquer your fears, push your limits, and make unforgettable memories—all while supporting YMCA East Surrey.

This is a tandem skydive which means you will be harnessed to a professional parachute instructor at all times throughout the Skydive. Our volunteer support crew will transport you to the airfield and support you through the day. This event is open to ages 16+.

What is a Tandem Skydive?
A Tandem Skydive is an amazing experience which allows you to jump out of a plane securely attached to a very experienced Skydiving Instructor. After a training session lasting about 20 minutes, the jump is made from c.12, 000 feet. The instructor remains in control at all times and the freefall lasts 30-40 seconds and the ride under the parachute about 5 minutes.

Where does the jump take place?
At Headcorn Airfield right in the heart of Kent with incredible views of the Southeast corner of England, the south coast of Essex and the northern coast of France.

Entry cost

£100pp entry cost (with £300 fundraising pledge) includes travel, training, skydive and medal

Fundraising - help to build a brighter future for homeless young people!

To keep event fees affordable, the entry fee purely covers the cost of the event. The minimum sponsorship target for this event is £300pp which will go toward our Life Change Fund set up to help transform young lives in East Surrey.

Last year with your help we raised £80k to acquire and fund the new Y Bus. This new project will offer a mobile YMCA reaching out to areas in need to provide vital services such as detached youth work, play, sport and physical activity.

This year, the Life Change Fund will support our youth housing projects. Currently, 1 in 52 young people are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the UK.*
* CentrePoint Youth Homelessness Databank

In 2024, we will be opening a new move-on accommodation for 6 young people in Redhill. We are aiming to raise £100k through challenge events towards refurbishment costs as well as furniture for individual bedrooms and communal areas.

Your fundraising will help to create a nurturing environment that truly feels like home. Join us in making a difference and opening the doors to a brighter future for young people.

Find out more about our Life Change Fund

If you prefer the more traditional method of fundraising, please download an official sponsorship form. Alternatively, you can make a donation to YMCA East Surrey towards the Life Change Fund.

Read more about our tips on fundraising or speak to a member of our team who will be more than happy to help you with ideas.

Find out more

To find out more, please get in touch with the Challenge Events team.

T 01737 779979
challenge@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk