Skydive for charity

Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush by taking on a charity tandem skydive for Make-A-Wish UK.

Where can you skydive in the UK? »
How to book a skydive »
How we'll support you »
What to expect
Top tips to know before you jump »
The 8 stages of doing a skydive »
How your skydive will help »
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There’s no feeling quite like sitting at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 10,000 feet, about to launch yourself into the void. Except maybe knowing that by taking part in a sponsored skydive for Make-A-Wish, you’ll also be helping to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Our skydives are provided by Skyline Events, who'll organise everything you need for your tandem skydive. You're harnessed to an experienced parachute instructor at all times and all training is provided, so no experience is necessary!

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Once you’re registered, our Challenge Events team will be here to support you every step of the way with tips and advice on maximising your fundraising and how to prepare for your jump.

Where can you skydive in the UK?

The jump and training is completed in a day and, with a choice of around 20 airfields throughout the UK, you can be sure that there’s a location near you. Click on the map below to find a jump site nearby.

How to book a skydive

To take part in a charity skydive for Make-A-Wish, you’ll need to pay a £70 registration fee to Skyline and commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £395. Once you’ve registered, our Challenge Events team will be in touch with further information.

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If you’ve already booked a skydive and would like to fundraise for Make-A-Wish, let us know and we’ll be happy to support you.

If you have any questions about doing a skydive for charity with Skyline, check out Skyline’s FAQs.

What to expect

Take a look at the following video of a Make-A-Wish supporter taking on a skydive to get a better idea of what to expect on the day.

Top tips to know before you jump

  1. Get your body ready
    A few stretches to warm your body up before you jump will help to relax your body while you’re in the air.
  2. Get yourself in the ‘zone’
    Prepare yourself by reading and watching articles to find out what to expect. On the day, meditation can help relax your mind and keep you calm ahead of your skydive.
  3. Trust your instructor
    The person attached to you is a trained professional and is likely to have performed hundreds, if not thousands of skydives. Listen carefully to what they ask you to do and don't be afraid to ask questions. And most importantly, don't worry, they'll be with you every step of the way.
  4. Comfort is key
    You'll be given a jumpsuit, but make sure you wear comfortable clothing underneath that's not too bulky. It's best to layer up in case the weather changes and your shoes should lace up so they don't come off mid-jump (trainers are ideal). Make sure to wear your Make-A-Wish t-shirt over your jumpsuit so everyone knows of the amazing fundraising you’re doing!
  5. Eat first... but not too much!
    You might be worried about getting sick in the air, but jumping on an empty stomach is not the answer, as it can lead to a light head or dizziness. We're not saying go out and have a huge meal, but eating a normal amount a few hours before your jump. If you're too nervous to eat try drinking a smoothie, and don't forget to stay hydrated ahead of your jump.
  6. Keep your valuables safe
    You don't want to lose your car keys at 10,000ft, so make sure you leave any loose items, such as you wallet, keys and phone with your friends or family to keep safe while your doing your skydive.

  7. It's okay to feel nervous
    You're about to throw yourself out of a perfectly good plane, so a little fear is perfectly normal. Accepting this will help you channel this fear in a healthy way to heighten your awareness and focus. Just think about the feeling of achievement you're going to have from pushing yourself and overcoming this fear.
  8. And… breathe
    When in the air, take deep, slow breaths to avoid hyperventilation and make sure you listen to your instructor, who will walk you through the process and help to keep you calm.
  9. Make like a banana
    Your body should take the shape of a banana during your descent, with your head tilted back, eyes looking towards the horizon, back arched, arms extended sidewards, and legs relaxed with the soles of your feet facing towards the sky.
  10. DO look down
    You've waiting all this time to do your jump, so don't miss out on the view! There's nothing quite like looking down on the world as you freefall through the air - so enjoy this unique perspective.

What are you waiting for? Sign up today and do something amazing for children with critical illnesses.

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The 8 stages of doing a skydive


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How wishes help

A wish revives a childhood stolen by critical illness. It brings light and joy to children and their loved ones and leaves a profound and lasting impact on all their lives.

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