Get involved Fundraise for us Join a fundraising event Abseils and Skydives Skydives We’re looking for thrill-seeking fundraisers from across the UK to join the biggest ever Ataxia UK skydiving team. Take on this once in a lifetime challenge - jump over 10,000 ft – and raise crucial funds for supporting people with ataxia and funding medical research. Imagine standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 10,000 feet. The noise of the engines. The wind ringing in your ears. Only the outline of distant fields below. Now imagine leaning out and letting go – falling into the clouds – flying through the air as you free-fall at over 120mphm, and getting the high of raising money for a vital cause. Dive for Ataxia UK this year and join a team jumping across the UK! You do not need any advanced formal training to take part in a skydive: you'll be strapped to a fully qualified instructor (tandem skydive) who'll lead you through the day. You can even take part with friends - let us know if you want to jump with others and we will advise you on the next steps! A tandem skydive is the most popular type of jump. You can either fund this yourself, or the cost of your jump will come out of your fundraising if you raise a minimum of £395 to £450 (depending on the location of the skydive). What’s included? Our bespoke fundraising pack with information and tips on how to raise sponsorship An Ataxia UK t-shirt to dive in Materials to support you with your fundraising e.g. a collection tin A thank you letter and certificate once your jump is completed Who can take part? You must be 16 or over and anyone aged 16 or 17 needs to have a completed parental consent form with them on the day of their jump. If you have ataxia then you will need to check with your doctor that you are eligible to take part. We will offer you support with this. How do I sign up? Register here to complete the easy online form. Then, choose one of the following options: Self-funded- You can cover the cost of the skydive yourself; in this case, all your sponsored income will go directly to supporting people with ataxia and research. There is no minimum sponsorship target for self-funding skydivers. Funded by Ataxia UK– Alternatively, to qualify for a free jump, we ask you to have a minimum sponsorship target of £395 to £450. This covers the cost of your jump, and includes a donation to the charity. Your sponsorship target will vary depending on where you jump from, due to the costs at the airfields differing across the UK. You will also be required to pay a £70 registration fee or £99 if you would like to include insurance. You can choose to either pay this yourself, or take it out of your offline fundraising. For any questions, please contact our fundraising team at [email protected] or on 020 7582 1444.