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Charity skydive with team Blesma by tandem skydiving for our wounded veterans.

Skydive for Blesma

Want to experience a charity skydive? Jump from 10,000 ft for Blesma and help raise vital funds for our limbless veterans. 

Fundraising

We ask you pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £500, and there's a £50 registration fee.

£400 of your minimum fundraising needs to be with us 4 weeks before the date of your jump.

Locations

You can jump from anyone of these airfields throughout the UK on a day that suits you:
  • Brackley
  • Oxfordshire
  • Bridlington
  • Brigg
  • Cambridge
  • Coleraine Co. Londonderry
  • Durham
  • Grange-over-sands
  • Cumbria
  • Lancaster
  • Maidstone
  • Norwich
  • Nottingham
  • Perrenporth, Cornwall
  • Perthshire
  • Salisbury
  • St Andrews, Fife
  • Swansea
  • Swindon

Watch Our Video

Skydive for Blesma

  • Charity skydive with team Blesma by tandem skydiving for our wounded veterans.

  • Jump from at least 10,000 ft - just like the professionals
  • Freefall down to 5,000 ft - falling through the air at 120 mph!
  • Ride the parachute down to the ground - we teach you how to steer onto the drop zone
  • £500 fundraising target
  • When? All year
  • Where? Across the UK

Matt's Story...

Matt Weston was just 20 when he lost three limbs to a bomb blast in Afghanistan. 

"All I remember is a flash, my ears ringing, and the sense of falling. I lost both my legs and my right arm below the elbow in the blast. My rehab has been long, slow and difficult. I was in intensive care for a while and was in hospital for three months, and I've just had my fiftieth operation."

"If my chair breaks and I can't repair it, Blesma will get it done. I was in a bad place after my injury but Blesma have been there for me, by my side from day one."

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Skydive for Blesma and support our limbless veterans

Last year alone we supported over 3,000 limbless veterans

  • Just £10 could help to pay for a dedicated Support Officer to visit an amputee like Matt and give him much needed emotional support.
  • Just £100 could help to pay for home adaptations that would help an amputee like Matt get back into their own home and live independently once again.
  • Just £150 would help pay for Blesma families to have a weekend away so amputees like Matt can spend some quality time with their partners, families, and loved ones.

What type of jump would you recommend?

The airfields offer three different jump types: - Tandem - Static line - Accelerated freefall.

The most popular skydive is a tandem jump. This is the perfect experience for your first time jump as you are attached to an instructor who does the majority of the work for you. This leaves you free to enjoy the view!

Both the static line and accelerated freefall jumps require a full day of training which you must pass before being able to complete these jumps.

What are the weight restrictions? Highest and lowest?

The weight limits for men and women can vary dramatically between our airfields – you can click here to see the limits at each airfield. Just click on your selected airfield to see the details.

What are the age restrictions?

For the tandem skydives the minimum age is 16 –however anyone aged 16 or 17 would need to have a parental consent form on the day of their jump. We send this out once you are booked on.

A few of our airfields have an upper age limit for tandem jumps: Cornwall has an upper age limit of 65, Lancaster and Whitchurch have a limit of 70 and Perthshire has a limit of 49.

What if I have a disability – can I still jump?

Our airfields will look at each case individually so please contact our fundraising team and we can check for you.

With any medical condition- you will also need to have the medical form signed by a doctor.

What does Skyline’s personal insurance cover?

The personal insurance that we offer covers a range of things if an accident was to occur. To find out the full list, please go here

What if the weather isn’t looking good?

The one aspect of your day that is out of our control is definitely the weather – if the forecast is looking bad in the days leading up to your jump, you may be contacted by the airfield to reschedule, and you are free to contact the airfield yourself to ask about whether the jump will be going ahead. However, if you have not heard anything to the contrary, you must still turn up to your jump.

Can I have supporters come with me on the day? What time should they arrive?

Of course you can bring along supporters! We would recommend that they arrive about an hour after your arrival time – this would give you time to have your training and get kitted up.

What do I wear?

The airfield will provide you with a jumpsuit on the day. You just need to wear comfortable clothing underneath and suitable tie up shoes (trainers or something similar would be ideal).

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Andy’s Circuit

Exercise Time/Rep Rest
Squats 30 Seconds 30 Seconds
Press Ups 30 Seconds 30 Seconds
Sit Ups 30 Seconds 30 Seconds
Star Jumps 30 Seconds 30 Seconds
On The Spot Jog 30 Seconds 30 Seconds
Plank 30 Seconds 30 Seconds
Andy Barlow

Andy Barlow

Fusilier Andy Barlow was injured in September 2006 while serving in Kajaki, Afghanistan. He lost his left leg above the knee. Since then, Andy has competed in Para Alpine skiing, been part of the first disabled sports programme set up by the British Military and now works as a Blesma Outreach Officer in the South.

Charmaine's Circuit

Exercise Time/Rep Rest
Chest Flys 10 Reps 30 Seconds
Tricep Kick Backs 10 Reps 30 Seconds
Over Head Tricep Dips 10 Reps 30 Seconds
Shoulder Press 10 Reps 30 Seconds
Sit Up / V Up 10 Reps 30 Seconds
Ab Crunches 10 Reps 30 Seconds
Charmaine Healy

Charmaine Healy

Charmaine suffered a life-changing injury that led to an amputation after serving with the Royal Signals in Afghanistan in 2010. Since then she has competed at the 2017 Invictus Games, winning Silver in Powerlifting, Silver in Sitting Volleyball and Bronze in Wheelchair Basketball. After a break from sport, Charmaine is focusing on her fitness once again with regular gym sessions.

Stephen's Circuit

Exercise Time/Rep Rest
Burpees 1 Minute 30 Seconds
Press Ups 1 Minute 30 Seconds
Sit Ups 1 Minute 30 Seconds
Lunge (Alternate Legs) 1 Minute 30 Seconds
Squat 1 Minute 30 Seconds
Shuttle Sprints 1 Minute 30 Seconds
Stephen Shine

Stephen Shine

Stephen lost his left leg in 2007 while on patrol with the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment in Basra, Iraq. After rehab, Stephen threw himself into sport, taking part in skiing, scuba diving, water skiing and kayaking. Now he competes in CrossFit competitions and is working towards becoming a CrossFit coach.

Paul's Circuit

Exercise Time/Rep Rest
Press Ups 30 Seconds Repeat set 3 times
Ball Slams 30 Seconds with a 3 minute rest
Arm Front/Side Raises 30 Seconds between each set.
Shadow Boxing 30 Seconds  
Plank 30 Seconds  
Heel Touches 30 Seconds  
Paul Swain

Paul Swain

Paul lost his left arm below the elbow while serving in Afghanistan in 2011. Since then, Paul has represented Great Britain an impressive five times in golf at the prestigious Simpson Cup, has qualified as a personal trainer, appeared in major TV and film productions as an extra, climbed to the Everest basecamp and is now working on his own entrepreneurial projects for good causes.

Mark's Circuit

Exercise Time/Rep Rest
Press Ups 10 Reps Repeat set 5 times
Squats 10 Reps as quickly as possible
V – Ups 10 Reps and record your time.
Burpees 10 Reps  
Sit Ups 10 Reps  
Run 400 Meters  
Mark Ormrod

Mark Ormrod

Mark Ormrod was injured on Christmas Eve while serving with the Royal Marines in Afghanistan. He lost both his legs and an arm, making him the UK’s first triple amputee to survive the conflict. Today, Mark is an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, a peak performance coach, an author, a father, a husband, an Invictus Games champion, a charity fundraiser and ambassador and a daily inspiration for thousands of people who follow him on social media.

Corie's Circuit

Exercise Time/Rep Rest
Jumping Jacks 1.5 Minutes Repeat 5 times.
Lunge Elbows to Ankles 20 Reps Rest for 30 seconds
Side Lunge into Squat 20 Reps between sets.
Wide Speed Skaters 20 Reps  
Crawl Outs 20 Reps  
Russian Baby Makers 20 Reps  
Corie Mapp

Corie Mapp

Former Lance Corporal Corie lost both his legs after he stepped on and detonated an IED while serving in Afghanistan. Corie has competed at the 2014, 2016 and 2017 Invictus Games and the Warrior Games. He now represents Great Britain in Para-Bobsleigh and was the 2018 world cup winner.

Contact Us

For more information please contact the Fundraising team.
Tel: 020 8548 7089
Email: Fundraising@blesma.org