10 January 2017

New Year – New Challenge for Scannappeal

If your New Year resolution is to achieve a thrilling challenge then our Scannappeal Skydive could be just what you’re looking for! It takes place on Sunday 9 July at Brackley Airfield (15 miles North of Oxford) where you will complete training and complete a exhilarating 10,000 feet freefall tandem parachute jump with a qualified instructor.

Our information pack has everything you need including your reservation and sponsorship forms and we’ve made everything as easy as possible for you to take part.

All we ask is that you to raise £395 in sponsorship money in order for you to jump for free and in turn we will receive an average donation of £140. In addition to this, every extra pound that you raise over the minimum comes straight to the charity, so please try to raise as much as you possibly can!

This challenge event is possible thanks to professional events organisers Skyline who receive a flat rate per jumper for organising the jumps for us. Skyline specialise in organising fundraising events for charities such as ourselves so if you have any questions please ring them directly as they are in the best position to answer your questions – you can contact them on 020 7424 5522.

Here are some comments from a couple of our 2016 ‘jumpers’

Christ Croft says he & his daughter Louisa wanted to do the skydive to raise money for Scannappeal because, “my wife Alison had breast cancer 5 years ago and she benefited from the latest technology and only needed one operation rather than two.  We wanted to show our appreciation by raising some money to help many other people.  We are very grateful to have this local charity which is in the forefront of providing equipment used within the NHS. The skydive was a fantastic experience and I am so glad Scannappeal gave us the opportunity for the thrill of a lifetime!”

Sam Evans and Sarah Hicks from Audiology at Amersham Hospital completed their skydives on Saturday 16th July 2016, in glorious weather conditions. Sam told us their jump took place from 13,000 feet and from above two layers of clouds. He said, “It was truly a wonderful experience, which will never be forgotten.”

Scannappeal fundraising officer Hilary Colgan, “I conquered my fear of heights in one fell swoop, a fantastic instructor and an amazing experience which I will always remember and yes I WOULD do it again!!!”

We sincerely hope that you will decide to give it a go and help us raise vital funds in order to continue our work. Don’t forget, all you have to do is raise the minimum amount of sponsorship and you will get to jump for free!

If you would like to register your interest and receive a free information pack call the Scannappeal office on 01494 734161 or email Hilary.colgan@buckshealthcare.nhs.com  Please note that the closing date for registrations is 31/03/2017, places are limited so get in quick if you’d like to join us for a truly amazing experience,