Alzheimer’s Research UK

Minimum sponsorship amount: £410.00 (through a JustGiving page)


The minimum age is 16. Anyone under 18 must have parental consent. There is no upper age limit for Tandem Skydives.

The maximum weight is 15 stone and a person must be reasonably fit for their weight.

People who have suffered from any of the medical conditions listed on Form 115A must be certified as fit to skydive and have Form 115B signed by their GP.

Alzheimer’s Research UK believes in the power of research to change the future. Our mission is to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025 with the vision of a world where people are free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.

Without effective treatments, one in three children born today will die with dementia. Alzheimer’s Research UK is dedicated to changing this. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, uniting the big thinkers in the field and funding innovative science to make breakthroughs possible against this debilitating disease.

Alzheimer’s Research UK is only able to fund ground-breaking research projects because of the amazing fundraising our supporters conduct yearly. From volunteering to skydiving, breakthroughs only happen against dementia because of their generous donations. From every £1 that is donated, 77p is helping to power our research so that action can be taken against dementia, whilst the remaining 23p is helping to raise the next £1 and essential running costs.

www.alzheimersresearchuk.org

Questions & Answers

What is a tandem skydive?

Securely harnessed to a professional skydiver, you will free-fall from up to 15,000 ft, reaching a speed of about 120 mph!

The instructor deploys, flies and lands the parachute, leaving you to relax and enjoy stunning views of the Lake District.

A tandem skydive requires only a few minutes training and is the safest and most popular choice for first time skydivers.

Who can do it?

The minimum age is 16. Anyone under 18 must have parental consent. There is no upper age limit for Tandem Skydives.

The maximum weight limit is 15 stone and a person must be reasonably fit for their weight.

People who have suffered from any of the medical conditions listed on Form 115A must be certified as fit to skydive and have Form 115B signed by their GP.

Can friends come?

Friends and family are welcome. They can watch the skydive and be there to congratulate the skydiver upon landing.

A picnic area, café and toilets (including a disabled toilet) are available for everybody.

Is it Safe?

Any action sport involves some degree of risk that must be managed. Very strict safety standards are enforced by the British Parachute Association, making serious accidents exceptionally rare for tandem skydivers in the UK.

All activities at Skydive Northwest are regulated by the British Parachute Association . All Tandem Skydive instructors are trained and certified by the British Parachute Association and have already done at least 1000 skydives before becoming a instructor.

We enforce extensive safety procedures to ensure Tandem Skydives are are carried out as safely as possible.

Skydive Northwest

Long Established

Skydive Northwest is one of the longest established skydiving centres in the UK, taking pride in providing skydiving experiences for over 40 years!

Modern & Fast Plane

Our staff are professional and friendly and our aeroplane is modern, fast and specifically made for skydiving.

Spectacular Views

With spectacular views across the Lake District, Lake Windermere and Morecambe Bay, Skydive Northwest is one of the most picturesque skydive centres in the world.