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Peterborough skydive April 2018 - UK parachuting

Event Overview

Do something amazing and jump to raise funds for your local Cats Protection branch or centre.

We have teamed up with UK Parachuting who have over 20 years’ skydiving experience and are situated in the heart of rural East Anglia.

Registration fee – £50

Minimum sponsorship pledge – £350

Set up your fundraising page here

We understand the commitment, courage and thought that goes into participating in a challenge event on behalf of Cats Protection and promise we will do our very best to give you all the help and support you need to have a successful challenge and raise much-needed funds to help us care for cats and kittens. You are able to nominate a local branch or centre to receive your hard raised sponsorship.


Following a short pre-jump briefing, you will enjoy the thrill of free fall and even learn the basics of steering and landing a modern ‘square’ gliding parachute, while securely attached to a highly experienced instructor. All you need to do is smile and enjoy your skydive.

With a tandem parachute specially designed for two people, you will board an aircraft and soar to around 13,000 feet (approximately two miles high!). When you and your instructor leave the plane, you will fall at about 120 mph, descending to 5,000 feet in around 40 seconds. At this point, your instructor will open the parachute and fly you safely back to earth! During the six minutes or so under the parachute, you will enjoy breathtaking and unique views of the local area and beyond. We guarantee that your tandem skydive will be one of the greatest experiences of your life.

On the day of your skydive your tandem instructor will explain in detail what you have to do and what will take place during the flight up, the free fall descent and the ride down under the parachute. This briefing normally takes around 20 minutes.

After this, you will be provided with a skydiver’s jumpsuit to go over your clothes (you should wear comfortable clothing, such as a track suit, and a pair of trainers). After fitting the tandem parachute harness (and appropriate headgear and goggles) you are ready to board the plane for the 15 minute ascent. Then it’s one glorious leap out into the blue!

Support documents

Events fundraising handbook - helping you raise cash for the kitty in your sponsored challenge - download

Form BPA115A - download

Form BPA115B - download

Sponsorship form - download

Images and logos to help with your fundraising - download

Frequently asked questions

Challenge based

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Fundraising based

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