Enjoy a thrill like no other and sign up to a tandem skydive challenge at Headcorn Aerodrome in Ashford for 2024!

Skydive through the clouds from 12,000ft with an experienced instructor, and help raise vital funds for Demelza. The money you raise will help us to deliver extraordinary care to extraordinary children facing serious and life limiting conditions. 

As part of #TeamDemelza, we will support you along the way and provide you with a Demelza t-shirt to wear with pride on the day.

Sign up for just £50!

Minimum fundraising target of £550 (excluding Gift Aid)

If you have any questions , take a look at our FAQs below or contact us on eventbookings@demelza.org.uk

Event Key Details
Sunday 24 March 2024 - 08:00 to 18:00
Headcorn Aerodrome, Ashford, TN27 9HX
Registration Fee: £50; Minimum Sponsorship: £550 (excluding Gift Aid)
All participants must be over the age of 16

Important information about our Skydiving challenge

In order to register, you must be at least 16 years old, there is no upper age limit. For all jumps, you must weigh no more than 86kg (13.5 stone) when fully clothed. The weight limit is however in proportion to your height so if you are unsure please contact us.

The principal medical restrictions for all jumps are diabetes, epilepsy, fits, recurrent blackouts, heart or lung disease, mental illness and some cases of asthma but if you are in any doubt please contact us for further information. All jumpers are required to sign a medical form before their jump declaring their fitness to take part.

If you require any further information about this event, then please contact the events team on eventbookings@demelza.org.uk or 0300 365 3653. 

What's Included

A free Demelza t-shirt

Dedicated fundraising support from the Demelza Events Team 

An opportunity to visit the hospice for a tour

Skydiving FAQs

All participants will receive:

- Dedicated support from the Events Team to help with all of your fundraising queries

- A Demelza t-shirt to wear during your jump

- An opportunity to visit either the Kent or Southeast London hospice to see where your fundraising goes.

For safety reasons, you must weigh no more than 86kg (13.5 stone) when fully clothed. The weight limit is however in proportion to your height so if you are unsure please contact us.

You must be able to walk to the aircraft, climb a ladder into it and lift your legs straight out in front of you when suspended in a harness. 

Everyone will be asked to sign BS form 115A Tandem Student Parachutist Medical Information and Declaration before the jump. 

When you pay your registration fee, please let us know your preferred date, and we will contact Headcorn Aerodrome to confirm their availability.

If you would like to check a date before booking, please contact our events team.

Please note skydives can only take place in the following suitable weather conditions:

  • The wind must be less than 20kts (24mph)
  • Cloud must not restrict our view of the landing area from the aircraft
  • Visibility must be at least 5km

If the weather does not allow the jump to take place on your booked day, the events team will arrange with you when a next available date is. 

Please click here to view our Event Terms and Conditions