The Big Skydive, which takes place on Saturday 13 October 2012, will see supporters taking part in the sponsored skydive from airfields across the UK. The event is part of ChildLine’s 25th birthday celebrations and the charity wants people acrossNorthern Ireland to get involved by registering to take part in this momentous event.
Elaine Chalmers, area manager for ChildLine inNorthern Ireland, said: “For the past 25 years ChildLine has offered a lifeline for vulnerable children. Whatever the concern, wherever children need us, we have been there to offer advice and support. Over the last 25 years we have counselled 2.6 million children across theUK. To continue that work, we need your help and support too.
“Perhaps you want to confront your fear of heights or maybe you’re marking a milestone birthday too. Whatever your reason for taking part; your support will enable us to train more counsellors and answer more calls for help.”
Solo or tandem skydives are available and participants must be over the age of 16. You can jump from one of 22 sites across theUK, including Coleraine. No experience is necessary as full training will be given and your jump is free if you’re able to raise minimum sponsorship of £450.
Elaine Chalmers added: “ChildLine is here to offer confidential support to children and young people whenever they need it. One third of the children who contacted us last year had no one else to turn to. We’re only able to help children through your generosity.”
For more information contact the Northern Irelandfundraising team on 028 90 351135 or email email@example.com. The team will be able to offer you fundraising support and a range of materials to help you generate support for your jump. Registration closes on Friday 28 September – you can sign up online at www.nspcc.org.uk/thebigskydive.