2022 Spring Skydive - Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare
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2022 Spring Skydive

Will you take a leap for the rescue animals at Raystede and join our Spring skydive?

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Start Date

12 March 2022

End Date

12 March 2022

Will you do something amazing for the rescue animals at Raystede and join our Spring Skydive? This once in a lifetime experience will take part in Salisbury airfield on Saturday 12th March and you will free fall from 10,000 ft at a speed of 120 mph. You will be harnessed to a professional parachute instructor as you take on this dare-devil challenge.

We need you to help us raise vital funds for the animals, so that we can carry on rescuing, rehoming and providing sanctuary to the animals that desperately need us. With your help we can give animals their best possible lives. By taking part in our Spring skydive you will be helping us raise vital sponsorship so that every animal gets the food, bedding, veterinary care and the life that they deserve.

To join a group of like minded animal lovers, we ask that you raise £395 for Raystede. A £70 deposit will secure your spot, which can be taken out of your minimum sponsorship money. There are limited spaces on this challenge.


Every person that signs up and raises £395 for Raystede would be helping us to pay the vet’s bills for an old horse like Seamus (pictured below) for three months. Seamus is an Exmoor pony that came to Raystede in 1996. He was wild when found; he arrived with a nasty cut on his right eye that left him partially sighted. Over the years Seamus has had more trouble with his eyes and also hay fever (the horse equivalent). Seamus is around the grand old age of 40. His days are spent being groomed and wandering the paddock with his many girlfriends, musing on our old willow tree or standing cooling his hooves in his paddling pool. We could never re-home Seamus but – thanks to the support of people like you – we’ll make sure he has a good life in the time he has left.

We can assure you that there are safety measures in place to make the Skydive Covid compliant for both jumpers and spectators. If the jump had to be cancelled due to bad weather or Covid, we will arrange for you to skydive on an alternative date.


We will support you on the lead up to the challenge. You will receive a welcome pack and a Raystede T-shirt after signing up, and we can give you lots of tips and advice so that you achieve your fundraising target. We will also be there on the day to cheer you on and provide moral support as you jump for the Raystede rescue animals.

You need no previous experience to skydive and you'll be attached to an instructor who is in complete control of your jump throughout, so all you'll need to do is kick back and enjoy the ride!

As you ride the parachute down to the ground, you will be taught how to steer onto the drop zone and will also receive a certificate on the day to prove that you have completed a ‘two-mile high’ tandem skydive!

If you would like more information before signing up, you email fundraising@raystede.org or phone us on 01825 840747.

If you'd like to Skydive for Raystede, but don't want to join our Spring skydive on the 12th March, why not pick a date that suits you? You can take part at any time of the year (weather permitting)


* Please note: For a tandem skydive you must be at least 16 years old and be under 15 stone in weight. 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 online booking but is also available on request. Those under the age of 18 will need the medical form signed by a parent or guardian; 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.