On Sunday 13th August, UK Parachuting are hosting a day of tandem skydiving to raise money for Farleigh Hospice. They've kindly offered to waive your skydiving fee, meaning you can skydive for free if you raise just £300 in sponsorship.

With a tandem parachute specially designed for two people, you will board an aircraft and soar to around 13,000 feet (approximately two miles high!). When you and your instructor leave the plane, you will fall at about 120 mph, descending to 5,000 feet in around 40 seconds. At this point, your instructor will open the parachute and fly you safely back to earth! During the six minutes or so under the parachute, you will enjoy breathtaking and unique views of the local area and beyond. We guarantee that your tandem skydive will be one of the greatest experiences of your life.

UK Parachuting

Jump times are available at 8.30am and 12pm. You will need to pay a £50 deposit to secure your place.

For more information, and to book your place, please visit the UK parachuting website or call 01502 476131.

Meet our Skydivers

This day of skydiving for Farleigh Hospice wouldn't have been possible without the support of Catherine Pond and her sisters Ellie and Beth. Their decision to skydive for us sparked the interest of friends and inspired UK parachuting to reserve the entire day to raise funds for us!

In December 2016 our mum was diagnosed with a terminal illness. We knew that our mum would not get better and we wanted to enjoy as much time with her as possible. Mum was in a lot of pain and initially there was so much to take in and we had no one to turn to. The GP suggested that we contact Farleigh Hospice to help mum manage her pain and provide her with some respite. Farleigh found a space for mum on 23rd December and provided the most amazing care and support. We had a lovely family Christmas and we were looking forward to mum coming home in the new year. Unfortunately Mum's health deteriorated and on 7th January she passed away at Farleigh Hospice in Chelmsford. As three young girls we also relied on the support of Farleigh at this time.

We wanted to do something to raise money for Farleigh to give something back to them. Ellie and I decided a sky dive would be fun and we wanted to do something that we wouldn't normally do. Our friends have supported us through this and have agreed to sky dive with us on 13th August! None of them have done anything like this before but are all very excited!

Catherine Pond

Sponsor a Skydiver

If you'd rather not take part in our skydive, why not sponsor one of our skydivers? Please click on the external links below to donate and show your support:

  1. Abbie Costello
  2. Bryn Powell
  3. Catherine Pond
  4. Charlotte Cunningham
  5. Chloe Townsend
  6. Claire Peach
  7. Ellie Pond
  8. Francesca Lancioni
  9. Joanne Potts
  10. Jude Knight
  11. Matt Pugh
  12. Max Ring
  13. Maz Keenan
  14. Nicola Crisp
  15. Rachel Slocombe
  16. Sam Sullivan
  17. Sophie Knight
  18. Susan Rayfield
  19. Terry Keenan
  20. Yasmin Pond