Thank you to the amazing 23 daredevils who jumped out of a plane on the hottest day of 2018 – their leap has raised an incredible £11,000 for patients and their families!

60 seconds. 13,000ft. 125mph. Fundraise at new heights.

Due to popular demand, our Skydive Day will be back in 2019… boarding passes at the ready! This is your chance to take a once in a lifetime leap for patients.

Our patients and their families face tough challenges every single day and staff at the RUH are always there to guide, support and care for them, day in and day out. The funds raised from a skydive helps us invest in extra-special equipment and facilities that make a real difference to everyone at the hospital, that goes above and beyond what standard NHS funding can afford. In 2019, we’ll also be celebrating our 20th year of fundraising (over £20million has been raised for the hospital over those years!), so if you’re thankful for the RUH and want us to help us continue our work with the experience of a lifetime… then a skydive is for you!

Don’t just take our word for it! Watch Pete’s skydive day experience below.

Tandem skydiving and what to expect

On Sunday July 7th we will be getting as many thrill seekers together as possible for a day of skydiving at Netheravon Airfield (home of the Army Parachute Association). No previous experience needed. You’ll be jumping over the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, where if you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of the White Horses on the way down.

Your day will begin at 9am for registration, followed by thorough ground-training from a tandem master to prepare you for your fall to earth. When it’s time for your skydive, you’ll be strapped securely to your tandem instructor before you exit the aircraft at 13,000ft and after an exhilarating freefall of over 40 seconds, your instructor deploys the main parachute and together you steer your way back to the drop zone for a gentle, controlled landing.

We’ll be hosting a birthday BBQ at the drop-zone, to celebrate our 20th year which will be free for all our participants (min. 20 participants required) and guests can pre-order in advance. Hip-hip-hooray!

Costs

Register for £50 (non-refundable deposit) & we ask that you raise a minimum of £350 in sponsorship – this covers the cost of the jump and a donation to the charity. 80% of the minimum sponsorship will be due one week before the skydive day. (Terms & Conditions apply).

If you would prefer to pay for the full cost of the jump yourself (this means there is no minimum sponsorship level and you just raise as much as you can), please get in touch with Laura to discuss laurapearce1@nhs.net / 01225 821535.

Camera-man: This service can be booked for an additional cost, payable by the participant on the day. They will film your jump and free-fall, as well as before and after. Please indicate upon registration whether this is something you would like us to reserve for you.

Sign up today here

You can raise funds for any ward or department at the RUH that is close to your heart, one of our Special Appeals or one of our major campaigns. In return you’ll receive a Fundraising Pack, your own jump t-shirt, support when you need it and big cheers on the day.

Before registering please read the Skydive Day T&C’s here.

Sign up to secure a place today

PLEASE NOTE: Maximum weight limit is 16 stone. Minimum age is 16 (under 18s must have written parental consent). Once registered, we will send you a waiver & medical form that needs to be completed and brought with you on the day.

Can’t jump on 7th July? Don’t worry, you can skydive at any other time of the year! We can help you arrange this – just contact Laura at laurapearce1@nhs.net / 01225 821535.