19th September 2021
Our September Skydive is now full! If you’d like to take on a Skydive to raise vital funds for The Myton Hospices, why not join us on Sunday 5th December 2021 for our very first Santa Skydive at Hinton-on-the-Hedges airfield!
Our September Skydive is now full!
If you’d like to take on a Skydive to raise vital funds for The Myton Hospices, why not join us on...
Sunday 5th December 2021 for our very first Santa Skydive at Hinton-on-the-Hedges airfield!
You’ll be dashing through the sky on an exhilarating tandem ride as you and your fellow Myton Santa’s take on an unforgettable challenge all to raise vital funds for The Myton Hospices.
Free Santa suits will be provided for you to pick up at the airfield on the day but if you have your own costume that you’d like to wear (elves and reindeer welcome too) please let us know so we can double check its suitability for the jump!
Alternatively, we will be back in April 2022 with another Exclusive Myton Skydive – details to follow soon!
Once you’ve signed up, you will then need to raise a minimum of £355 sponsorship (£230 of this will cover the cost of your skydive on the day).
Did you know, you can also choose to self-fund your skydive? Pay your £70 booking fee then £230 on the day of the jump and raise a minimum of £125 for Myton!
By taking on this once in a lifetime challenge you will be helping Myton raise vital funds to keep our services free of charge for our patients and their families.
If you have any questions or would like to enquire about our upcoming skydive dates please get in touch by sending an email to ChallengeEvents@mytonhospice.org or calling 01926 838856.
So you already have a Skydive booked?
This is fantastic! You can help support The Myton Hospices by joining #TeamMyton today and raising sponsorship!
Fill out our short contact form letting us know about your Skydive and our Challenge and Events Coordinator will be in touch.
I have a place
If you have any question please get in touch by sending an email to ChallengeEvents@mytonhospice.org or calling 01926 838856.
How is the £425 broken down?
The breakdown of the amounts is as follows:
- £70 booking fee – participant to pay on booking
- £230 jump costs to the airfield – we will cover this cost once you hit your £355 fundraising target or alternatively you can self-fund and pay the £230 on the day.
- £125 donation to The Myton Hospices
Any amount over your fundraising target will also come directly to helping The Myton Hospices – so please aim high
Can I jump on another day?
If you are unable to jump on the organised date please contact Skyline on 020 7424 5500 to discuss the possibility of jumping on an alternative date with Skyline. Once you are booked with Skyline, please then go to our ‘I booked a place’ section and fill in our ‘I have a place’ form so we can support you with your fundraising!
Where is the airfield?
The airfield is situated 15 miles north of Oxford. Once your reservation form has been received and processed, full confirmation details will be sent to you, including a map and directions to the airfield.
Are there any restrictions on age or health?
For a tandem skydive you must be at least 16 years old and be under 15 stone in weight. Please note some centres have different weight limits - please contact Skyline for details if you intend to take part from a different airfield. The weight restriction for Hinton Airfield is 15 stone.
The principal medical restrictions are diabetes, epilepsy, fits, recurrent blackouts, heart or lung disease, mental illness and some cases of asthma. You will be required to sign a medical form before your jump declaring your fitness to take part - this will be sent to you upon receipt of your reservation form but is also available on request. Those under the age of 18 will need the medical form signed by a parent or guardian; those aged 40 and over, or those with a medical condition, will need it signed by their doctor.
Pre-existing physical conditions will not necessarily prevent you from taking part but please inform Skyline of any physical condition as this may affect the location of your jump. If you are in any doubt then please contact us for further information.
What about insurance?
You will automatically be covered for up to £2,000,000 third party insurance but this will not cover you for personal injury. Should you wish to take out cover for personal injury you should either arrange this through your own broker or you can contact Skyline on the number below and we will send you a Personal Insurance Form.
How do I book my place to jump?
Simply click the sign up link and follow the instructions online! Or request more information and we will send you a paper copy of the sign up form.
Paying your sponsorship money
You will be required to pay in your sponsorship money of £355 to The Myton Hospices up to two weeks before the date of your jump. If you are self-funding and paying the £230 on the day of the jump – you must let us know 6 weeks before you are due to jump.
For more technical Skydive FAQs, you can visit the Hinton Airfield page here: http://www.skydive.co.uk/frequently-asked-questions/
Jane Shakespeare took on the September Skydive in aid of Myton and shares her experience below:
"It was the most glorious day on Wednesday 2nd October and I was very excited if a little apprehensive of what was to come. I was paired with Geoff and instantly felt in safe hands, although, I think I'd have felt in safe hands with any of the instructors, all the staff were extremely professional and friendly. I liked that Geoff had been Skydiving for 35 years! He’d jumped out of a plane thousands of times so I knew he knew what he was doing."
"On the day, I just went with the flow and enjoyed the moment. I actually don’t think realisation of what I was doing hit me until I was falling through the clouds at 140 mph. It was really amazing! For anyone who is considering doing a Skydive, I thoroughly recommend it, we only live once, and I wouldn’t want to have got to the end of my life thinking I wish I’d done that! It’s truly an amazing and exhilarating experience! You’ll love it! and raise money for a worthwhile cause at the same time."