skydive and raise vital funds for Christian Aid's work

September Skydive

Sign up for an exhilarating experience of a lifetime this September! Join us for a thrilling charity skydive on Ireland’s north coast.

Combine adrenaline-fuelled fun with raising money for a good cause

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. THIS EVENT HAS NOW REACH MAXIMUM CAPACITY

Experience the thrill of a tandem parachute jump free-falling from 10,000 feet, and then enjoy the glorious bird's eye views of the north coast on a seven-minute ride as you leisurely drift back to earth.

Choose from two dates (first come first served basis for both dates):

- Saturday 8 September
- Saturday 29 September

 

Established in 1983, Skydive Wild Geese is Northern Ireland’s only Skydive Centre. BPA-certified instructors will make sure you are fully briefed, equipped, and ready to have a fantastic experience on the day.

We’re thrilled to be partnering with Wild Geese for our September Skydives. This fundraising event has the potential to impact hundreds of lives, particularly women, across Africa and Central America.                                       

 

Tim Reynolds

Event Organiser

The cause

The money you raise will fund life-changing projects for women in Burkina Faso, Honduras, Malawi and Ethiopia. This is part of Christian Aid’s Breaking the Barriers programme which aims to increase rural women’s jobs and income in the sustainable energy sector, improve working and living conditions, promote gender equality, and strengthen women's social status. Plus, every £1 you raise will be worth £5, thanks to EU match funding for our Breaking the Barriers project. That’s five times the number of lives you can help transform!

Read more about our Breaking the Barriers programme.

Read Astor's story and find out how your fundraising can help equip women like her. 

women standing outside her home in Ethiopia
This harvest you can help empower women in Burkina Faso
You can help empower women this HArvest

(L-R) 1.Aster Argo and her children Agar, Hinit and Dibora 2.Addis Women's Group meeting 3.Members of Addis Women's Group generate income through working farmer's fields. Credit: Matt Gonzalez-Noda

You can book as an individual, or, you may want to invite family members, friends, people from church or a club, to join you. Our Christian Aid team in Belfast will be available to answer questions and support you in maximising your fundraising efforts.

Amount you need to raise

£60 registration fee: This is paid when you sign up to secure your skydive.

£40 insurance fee: This is paid on the day of your jump to cover insurance fees.

£500 sponsorship: We ask that you aim to raise at least £500 for Christian Aid. 

There are plenty of ways to achieve your fundraising target. In fact, most fundraisers actually raise more than £500, and we'll give you lots of ideas to get you started. 

What support will I get?

  • We can help you set up your JustGiving account to maximise online fundraising
  • A Christian Aid Skydive T-shirt
  • Fundraising guides, full of top tips for your fundraising
  • Download our Sponsorship form to make it easy to collect your sponsorship
  • Our Fundraising Manager will be on hand to give you any support you may need
  • You'll receive training on the day of your skydive by our friends at the Wild Geese Skydive Centre

Important requirements

Weather permitting

Adverse weather conditions on the day will likely result in cancellation of the jump, however -  you are still required to attend the centre to receive your training. An alternative date will then be scheduled. 

Age

The minimum age is 16 years, under 18’s will need parental/guardian’s written consent before the Skydive. There is no maximum age for a tandem jump.

Medical

Anyone 40 years and over will need a doctor’s written consent before they can participate.

Weight

There are weight restrictions for a tandem skydive: Males 95kg (15 stone); Females 82kg (13 stone). You will be weighed on the day of the Skydive and if you exceed the weight limit you will not be allowed to participate.

IMPORTANT: To participate in this event, you must complete a medical consent form. Download the form, fill it out and sign it, and bring it with you on the day. If we haven’t received your consent form you will not be allowed to take part in the Skydive.

If you answered yes to any of the conditions in the medical form, please download a medical certificate which must be signed by your GP and brought with you on the day of your skydive. 

If you have any queries, please contact Tim: treynolds@christian-aid.org

Registration

Places are available on a first come first serve basis. Registration is now closed. Contact our event organiser Tim Reynolds for further information: treynolds@christian-aid.org

Any questions

Get in touch with our events fundraising team:

Email: eventsireland@christian-aid.org

Call: +44 (0)28 9064 8133

Twitter:  @ChristianAidIrl

Facebook: /ChristianAidIreland