Jumping For Charity

Raising money for good causes

Skydive Swansea’s Mission

Our primary aim at Skydive Swansea is to promote and help Welsh and national charities raise funds through tandem skydiving by offering a direct service. By dealing with the parachute centre direct, additional fees will not be unsuspectingly paid to agencies and middlemen for making a booking on your behalf. Our pledge is that every penny above the cost of the tandem skydive goes to your chosen charity. Through your efforts at fundraising you will have the option to experience the thrill of skydiving and help raise much needed funds for charity.”

Carl Williams – Chief Instructor

How it works

You are required to raise a minimum of £395 in sponsorship. The payment for your jump includes the instructor payment & third party insurance.

The cost of your skydive can be paid out of your sponsorship money & the rest goes to the charity that you have chosen. So by raising the minimum of £395 the breakdown is-

£230 pays for your skydive. (£50 deposit is required at the time of booking. Leaving on the day you arrive to jump £180 to pay.)

£165 goes to the charity.

If you raise more than the minimum amount the cost of the skydive remains the same & the charity receives a bigger donation. We will provide you with sponsorship forms when we have received your deposit.  All the charities listed on our website are happy for you to use sponsor moines to cover the cost of your jump. Please note that website is more up to date than our actual booking forms so you may find a charity listed there & not on the booking from. Just write it on the booking form yourself where indicated.

Some people prefer to cover the cost of the jump themselves not using sponsor monies raised which is fine. If you wish to pay yourself then we ask that you just raise a minimum of £165 for the charity/cause of your choice.

Scroll down to see our list of charities we are associated with.

Please note that on the day of your jump you are required to pay for the balance of your skydive with cash or postal order. If you have used Just Giving to raise all of your sponsorship online then you will not be able to do this. Therefore we suggest that some sponsorship money is raised using the sponsor forms provided in order to be able to jump for free.

 

If you wish to raise funds for a charity/cause not on our website or booking form all you need to do is contact the charity/cause for permission. We would then require a letter or email from them stating –

1. They are happy for you to take part in a charity tandem skydive raising funds for them.

2. To confirm whether they are happy for you to use sponsor monies to cover the cost of your jump or not.

3. To deal directly with you for any monies you rase.

Just send us a copy of this letter or email in with your booking form & deposit.

We aim to jump from up to 12000 feet but we may also have the opportunity to jump from 15000 feet which is the highest jump altitude allowed in the UK with 60 seconds in freefall! If 15000 feet is possible then a £30 upgrade fee is payable on the day of your jump.

All that is required to book your skydive is a deposit of £50. Remember this is not on top of the £395 to raise, its part of it.

Do not start fundraising until you have returned your booking form to us with your deposit and received confirmation of your jump date from us.

 

We are open for jumping all year for weekends & Bank Holiday Monday’s. Between April & October some Friday afternoons. . Arrival times are 8am or midday. From November to February arrival times are 9am only. Fridays 1pm arrival. We are normally closed for jumping the last weekend of December.

We will send out a text/email the day before saying either the jump is planned to go ahead or cancelled due to the weather. Sometimes the decision is not made until late afternoon or early evening the day before. On very rare occasions we have sent messages out on the day of the jump if the weather has changed drastically overnight.

If you are booking accommodation the day before or after the jump bear in mind that this is a weather dependant sport and forecasts can change at short notice.

Skydive Swansea is not responsible for your costs incurred if the jump is cancelled.

Restrictions

You do not need to be an Olympic athlete to become a skydiver but there are limitations as regards to your weight – Regular tandem limits are 15 stone for men and 13 stone for ladies. Ground Rush tandems are 16 stone for men and 13 stone for ladies. (All weights fully clothed).

There are TWO DIFFERENT TANDEM MEDICAL FORMS – 115A & 115B.

EVERYONE has to fill out ONE of these medical forms. You may require a doctor to sign & stamp your form. Anyone aged 16 or 17 will require the signature of a parent or legal guardian if the 115A is required.

EVERYONE has to fill out the BPA Application for Student Provisional Membership & Agreement Form. Anyone aged 16 or 17 will require the signature of a parent or legal guardian on this form.

Visit our documents page to download copies of these forms from our website.

Filming and Photo Options

This is a fantastic way to remember your skydive and a great way to see how you look in freefall, or to relive the experience with your friends and family. We have two different camera options.

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Charity Partners

Visit our charity partners page below to see our full list of partner charities.

We invite new charity partners at all times. Please email us at info@skydiveswansea.com if you are interested in becoming a new charity partner.

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FAQs

Have a question to ask?

Why not see if it has already been covered in our list of frequently asked questions.

For more information visit our FAQs page.

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Our Partners

Skydive Swansea is proud to partner with the following charities for fund raising purposes. Our charity partners in most cases have a strong Welsh presence and some enjoy UK wide representation. We also help people raise funds for charities that are not our official charity partners. To this end we are happy to consider any legitimate charity.

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Enquiry Form

To request the booking form & information pack add the details required below. You will be emailed straight away so please check your junk/spam folder in case it’s been sent there. The email explains how to book your jump.

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When were you looking to jump? Please remember we cannot hold spaces until we have received your booking form and deposit. Once we have received these if there was a problem with the dates you have indicated on the booking form we would contact you.