To celebrate Longfield's 30th Anniversary in 2017 we are looking for 30 brave souls to Leap for Longfield! Join us on Saturday 9th September near Swindon, feel the exhilaration of jumping from an aircraft at 10,000 feet and face your fears!

Many of our supporters have chosen to take this leap of faith for us over the years as it’s a great way to fulfil the challenge of a lifetime and raise awareness and funds for Longfield at the same time. Jumping from a plane may be frightening, but it is nothing compared to the fear, uncertainty and anxiety many patients and their families face every day when they are living with a life-limiting illness.

What's it like?

Imagine standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 10,000 feet - the noise of the engines and the wind ringing in your ears with only the outline of distant fields below. Now imagine leaning forward out of that doorway and letting go - falling forward into the clouds, diving down through the air as you start freefalling at over 120mph! Then imagine the peace and quiet as the canopy opens, the steering toggles come down either side of you and you begin a tranquil parachute descent from a mile up in the air, steering yourself back down to the centre of the drop zone below. Imagine being able to do this for FREE whilst harnessed to a professional free-fall parachute instructor and at the same time being able to help patients and families in Gloucestershire with life-limiting illnesses. Stop imagining, it's real and you can be part of it...

Points to remember:

  • Jump and training completed in one day

  • Harnessed to an experienced parachute instructor at all times

  • Jump from at least 10,000 feet - just like the professionals
  • Freefall down to 5,000 feet - falling through the air at 120mph!

  • Ride the parachute down to the ground - we teach you how to steer onto the drop zone

  • Landing controlled by your instructor

  • Certificate to prove that you have completed a ‘two-mile high’ Tandem Skydive!

What must I do to qualify for a free jump?

All you have to do is raise £450 in aid of Longfield by asking your friends and colleagues to sponsor you, using sponsorship forms which you will find at the back of this information pack. You can also create an online fundraising page on JustGiving which is an easy way to collect sponsorship online. 

Please do not be put off by this amount - if you ask everybody you know to sponsor you, you will find you can quite easily raise the minimum £450 sponsorship and remember, every penny you raise over the minimum will be further contributing to Longfield and giving you the chance to make an exhilarating free-fall parachute jump for free!

What do I do next?

Download and read through the information pack and then simply complete the enclosed reservation form, or reserve your place online. A £70 deposit is payable upon reservation, this can be refunded once Longfield receive your minimum sponsorship amount.

Reservations for the 9th September Longfield jump day must be made by 7th July 2017. Can't make it on the 9th September? Contact Skyline Events on 020 7424 5522 and they can discuss arranging an alternative date for you to jump for Longfield.

After that all you have to do is make an exhilarating Tandem Skydive from 10,000 feet for free!