- Date Multiple dates
- Location Scotland, Northern Island, South Wales, South East England, South West England, North West England, North East England, Midlands
- Registration fee £75
- Sponsorship target £395
Feel the buzz as you leap out of a plane at 10,000 feet!
And it's not just the sensation of the wind rushing past you that's making you feel so exhilarated - it's also because you're raising lots of money to support some of the poorest people in the world.
Hurling yourself out of a plane is an unbelievably exhilarating experience which everyone must try! The ActionAid team helped me organise all sorts of crazy events to help raise the sponsorship - it was so worth it.
Drew Ritchie, ActionAid skydiver
How your sponsorship helps
Meet Caritas. When Caritas became a widow she was forced to support her family on her own. ActionAid helped Caritas by training her in entrepeneurship, providing her with the skills needed to start her own business.
With her training, Caritas is now economically stable and has invested in her own farming activities. She has been able to buy livestock, which has provided manure, and helped to increase the amount of food she can produce and sell. "I used to produce almost nothing, but now during farming season I employ 10 workers who I pay to support me with my farming."
Because of her increased income, Caritas has now been able to build a new house and installed a solar power system to provide her with electricity. Her two sons are now at school and she told us "With the support of ActionAid I have now gained self-respect at home and in my community."
Page updated 7 June 2021