THE NSPCC is calling on people in County Down to scale new heights by taking part in The Big Skydive on 5 and 6 October
NSPCC is looking for people to reach for the sky in the County Down area, and take part in The Big Skydive to raise vital funds for our work with vulnerable children.
The Big Skydive, which takes place on 5 and 6 October 2013, will see supporters taking part in the sponsored skydive from 20 airfields across the country, to raise funds for NSPCC.
NSPCC community fundraising manager Fionnuala Savage said: “NSPCC’s vision is to end cruelty to children in the UK, and we believe we can make a difference for all children.
“The NSPCC teams across all of our service centres provide a range of cutting edge, therapeutic services to children and families. We also run many UK-wide services including ChildLine, the NSPCC’s free 24 hour helpline for children and young people in need of help, and our innovative ChildLine Schools Service, which aims to help younger children recognise and know how to protect themselves from all forms of abuse.
“Perhaps you want to confront your fear of heights or would like to release your inner adrenaline seeker! Whatever your reason for taking part; your support will enable us to help more vulnerable children who need our help.”
Solo or tandem skydives are available and participants must be over the age of 16. You can jump from one of 20 sites, including Coleraine. No experience is necessary as full training will be given. Registration and jump fee is £50 and your jump is free if you’re able to raise minimum sponsorship of £395.
Fionnuala added: “Our services are literally a lifeline to children and families who need our help. With your generosity we are able to provide confidential support through ChildLine to children with nowhere else to turn. We can help train volunteers to deliver our ChildLine Schools Service, and provide support to children and families in our service centres all over the UK. We can only do this with your help.”
For more information contact the Northern Ireland fundraising team on 028 9035 1135:
The team will be able to offer you fundraising support and a range of materials to help you generate support for your jump.
You can sign up online at: