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Eighty for 80 – D-Day Skydive for Alabaré

A memorable way to mark 80 years since D-Day, the sacrifices and achievements made. Inviting an international audience to represent all the countries involved. It's time to end veteran homelessness.

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A magnificent charity D-Day skydive, jump from Salisbury or Swansea or join our international team.
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Event details, what you need to know

Event type:
Challenge
Date:
1 June 2024
Time:
TBC
Entry fee:
£50
Fundraising for:
Homeless Veterans
Event target:
£395
Location
GoSkydive

Old Sarum Park, Old Sarum, Salisbury SP4 6EB

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Swansea Airport, Southgate, Swansea SA2 7JU

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Good to know:
  • To skydive you must be over 16 years of age
  • You can take part from the GoSkyDive base in Swansea or Salisbury
  • Full training from an experienced team on the day
  • You will enjoy a tandem parachute jump with a qualified expert
  • You will receive a fundraising pack, a kit list, a sponsorship form and full support of an event crew on the day
  • You will be funding our support pathway for vulnerable veterans, ensuring a safe home, training, and help with their mental wellbeing

 

No veteran should call the street a home. Too many Armed Forces veterans are still sleeping rough or sofa surfing because they have hit a crisis in their civilian lives. Join us and make a stand against veteran homelessness.

What is involved:

To commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in France, we are looking for 80 intrepid skydivers to take part in Alabaré’s tribute to those brave servicemen who landed on the Normandy Beaches 80 years ago. All money raised will go towards supporting the homeless veterans in our care in England and Wales.

Is 2024 the year you take on a Bucket List challenge and push yourselves out of a plane? You won’t be alone; firstly, you’ll be in a tandem dive with a expert skydiver at the Go Sky Dive sites just outside Salisbury or Swansea – you choose. Secondly, there will be 80 other fundraisers by your side.

Become a fearless fundraiser and potentially have the biggest adrenaline rush of your life. Soar through the air and drift to the ground, knowing your fundraising efforts are going to bring an end to homelessness for those veterans who have fallen on hard times.

The jump:

A tandem skydive is the ultimate adrenaline rush, while you may be parachuting out of a plane at 10-15,000 feet and freefall at 125mph at least you will know you are supported by an instructor all the way. It is an experience like nothing else; the only way to understand it – is to do it for yourself!

How we help veterans: We provide a pathway of support, homes, and training to meet the individual needs of each veteran in need of our help.

How to sign up: Please sign up using the form below to provide us with your details. You will then be directed to the GoSkydive website, where you will need to book, choose your D-Day skydive location, pay your registration fee and answer their health questionnaire.

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Worldwide participation:

We hope people of all nations will take part, so if you would like to jump in aid of Alabaré Homes for Veterans on 1st June but are not near the two air bases of Salisbury or Swansea, you can do as an in-aid of jump local to you and we will cheer you on (remotely) as you do.  It would be wonderful to have representatives from all the nations that took part in D-Day do the jump from somewhere around the world.

If this is something that interests you please email in the first instance below.

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Sign up here for the D-Day skydive. You will then receive a link to the GoSkydive Registration Page.
To sign up as a group for the D-Day skydive, please contact us to discuss your needs.
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Alabaré is a great charity for helping people. People shouldn’t be homeless. Everyone should have the opportunity to have a home.

Charlotte - Supporter

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