Parachute for free!
If you have ever wanted to do a parachute jump here is your chance. We are looking for hundreds of adventurous volunteers to make a fundraising parachute jump and if you raise enough in sponsorship you will get to jump for free! There are three types of jump available:
- An ‘Accelerated FreeFall’ where you can experience the thrill of skydiving solo from up to 12,000 feet.
- A ‘Tandem Skydive’ from 10,000 feet attached to a professional instructor. and
- A ‘Static Line’ jump which is performed solo from up to 3,000 feet.
You can jump from any one of over twenty British Parachute Association approved airfields across the UK. No experience is necessary as all training is given and if you raise from £360 (depending on the type of jump you choose) you will receive your jump for free.
So if you would like to make a thrilling skydive from 10,000 feet or an exhilarating solo jump from up to 3,000 feet give us a call at the office on 01865 767777 - we will send you a full information pack and everything you need to take part in the experience of a lifetime.
If you fancy setting yourself a real challenge and at the same time fundraising for UCARE, you can do this through the Do it for Charity web site.
Chose your challenge and let us know and if we are not already registered for that event, we soon can be! We’ve already signed up for the Paris cycle ride through a fundraiser.You can also create your own on line giving page through DiFC. So, if you want to cycle, trek, walk or run follow this link
The UCARE Triathlon Gym Challenge
- Swim or row the English Channel = 22 miles
- Run a marathon = 26 miles
- Cycle from London to Brighton = 54 miles
This challenge can be completed by gym goers of all levels and abilities. You can complete the challenge individually or in teams and set your own levels and targets of completion and number of visits to the gym.You can complete the challenge in any order, break them into sessions, and take a break when you need to.
As well as raising your fitness levels, you can be raising funds for UCARE. Get your friends and family to sponsor you per mile, or on completion of each part of the challenge. Compete with other individuals in your gym or compete as a team against other teams in other gyms!
- Sponsorship forms are available from our fundraising page.
Virgin London Marathon
We are often asked if we have charity places for the Virgin London Marathon.
In 1993, the organisers introduced the Golden Bond scheme to enable charities to gain places. Under this scheme, hundreds of charities have bought guaranteed entries, which they then offer to the runners who’ve missed out on a ballot place. Another 550 charities are involved in a Silver Bond scheme which guarantees 1 entry place every five years, and we do have one of these places.
Sadly, due to the number of charities on the waiting list for places, the Virgin organisers have closed the waiting list to the Golden Bond scheme. We are on the waiting list, but we have no charity places to offer runners. There are ways of getting charity packages through sales agents, but these would cost us a lot of money and we would need to put pressure on our fundraisers to raise a huge amount.
So, at present, we suggest if you would like to enter a marathon to raise funds for UCARE [and we hope you do], that you do this through the normal ballot and organise your own sponsorship and fundraising. Thank you.
- Virgin London Marathon, check out the official website: www.virginlondonmarathon.com
You might like to consider entering the ballot for the following , but sign up early to the more popular events as they do sell out fast:
As with any sports activity and sporting event, please ensure that you are well prepared and fit. If in doubt, please consult with your doctor to check your fitness to participate.
If you are running marathons or triathlons, then as part of your preparations, you really need to line up a few races beforehand to ensure that a mass participation race doesn’t come as a shock to the system on race day.
Mesh training bibs
To order email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01865 767777
Please state: Size Medium/Large - ladies, Size XL - mens
If you are planning a run, here is a website which might be of help: http://gb.mapometer.com/en/