Skydives 2024

8th September 2024Hibaldstow Airfield

Event time: 12pmParticipation cost: From £85

Imagine this… You’re sitting at the edge of an open doorway, with your feet dangling below you, you look up and see the clouds above. You’re in an aircraft flying at 15,000 feet. Now imagine leaning forward out of that doorway and letting go – falling forward into the clouds below, skydiving down through the air as you start free-falling at over 120mph, looking down at the beautiful countryside!

We are working with Skydive Hibaldstow to give you the opportunity of a lifetime, something that is not only fearsome but something that is new and exhilarating.

Make 2024 the year where you tick skydiving off your bucket list and help raise money for people living with a life-limiting or terminal illness across Lincolnshire. Whether you want to fulfil a lifetime ambition, jump in memory of a loved one or push yourself out of your comfort zone, we are here to help every step of the way.

Skydive Hibaldstow 8th September 2024 You will need to arrive at 12noon and should allow approximately 4 hours for this experience.

Who can take part?

Before registering to take part, please ensure you have read the Health and Safety Conditions, alongside our Terms & Conditions linked to the left.

The jump is a tandem skydive, which means you will be always harnessed to a professional parachute instructor. The jump and training are completed in one day and your instructor will be in control of your landing.

  • Maximum Age: None (Subject to health, may require a doctor’s certificate)
  • Minimum Age: 16 years (With parental consent for 16/17 on 2 specific documents)
  • Maximum Weight: 95kg* (approx. 15st) Your weight in your own clothes and shoes. Up to 16st at an additional cost of £15.
  • In addition to overall weight, BMI can affect your ability to jump. We regret that those with a BMI of 39+ are not suitable. Those with a BMI of 35+ will be subject to assessment. Please contact us for further explanation, we’re happy to talk you through it.
  • Minimum Weight: 44kg* (approx. 7st/98lbs)
  • Minimum Height: 147cm * (approx. 4ft10)

*Those under the minimum height and/or weight should arrive fifteen minutes early for a harness fitting.

Please read – Some medical conditions or injuries may prevent you from taking part. If you have any concerns regarding your physical or medical ability to take part, please consult your doctor. You should also advise us of any relevant conditions in advance, as well as letting your instructor know on the day. Asthmatics should take inhalers with them in the aircraft. Any previous shoulder dislocations MUST be declared and discussed in advance.

All tandem jumpers are required to sign a British Skydiving Tandem Student Parachutist Medical Information & Declaration Form 115A.  Those unable to agree to all statements on form 115A due to medical conditions or injuries must bring a copy of form 115B British Skydiving Tandem Student Parachutists Doctors Medical Certificate signed and stamped by their doctor instead. Only the official BS forms should be used, other letters or types of medical documents cannot be accepted.   

If you have any enquires about your health and ability to take part, please contact [email protected] or 01652 648 837

How much does it cost?

This exhilarating, once in a lifetime experience is £85 to register! All we ask is that you fundraise a minimum of £395 for St Barnabas.

  • The full expense for the skydive, including fundraising is £480. Of this, £229 pays for your skydive jump costs. The remaining minimum £251 sponsorship will go directly to patient care and support.
  • We do offer a self-fund option for the skydive at a cost of £229 to yourself. All we ask is that you fundraise a further minimum £251 in sponsorship which will go directly to patient care and support.

How will we support you?

Once you are registered, we will support you all the way up to and including the event itself. Not only will you receive your own cotton St Barnabas t-shirt to wear on the day, you will also be invited to be a part of our ‘Challenges with St Barnabas!’ private Facebook group where you will be able to meet likeminded people and talk about your challenge.

A fundraising page will automatically be set-up for you, and we will provide you with hints and tips on how to maximise your sponsorship while taking on your very own St Barnabas Skydive.

How will your support help us?

Your sponsorship money will make a real difference to patients and families across Lincolnshire who are living with a life-limiting or terminal illness. Your fundraising will help to ensure that St Barnabas Hospice can care for more patients and families near you, every day of the year.

By way of example, every £19.93 raised will enable one of our nurses to provide one hour of specialist at-home care to a patient living with a life-limiting or terminal illness.

If you have any questions, please contact our fundraising team by emailing [email protected] or by contacting us on 01522 540300.

Book now

Book your Skydive on Sunday 8th September

Already arranged your own Skydive?

If you have already booked your own skydive and want to fundraise for us, then send an email to our fundraising team and we’ll send you a t-shirt to wear on the day, when taking to the skies for the hospice.