Take a leap for ChildLine’s Big Skydive in Garvagh

CHILDLINE is looking for people with a head for heights in the local area to take part in The Big Skydive to raise vital funds for the free, confidential helpline.

The Big Skydive, which takes place on Saturday, October 13, will see supporters taking part in the sponsored skydive from airfields across the UK.

The event is part of ChildLine’s 25th birthday celebrations and the charity wants people across the north coast area to get involved by registering to take part in this momentous event.

Solo or tandem skydives are available and participants must be over the age of 16. You can jump from one of 22 sites across the UK, including Garvagh.

No experience is necessary as full training will be given and your jump is free if you’re able to raise minimum sponsorship of £450.

Elaine Chalmers, area manager for ChildLine in Northern Ireland, said: “Perhaps you want to confront your fear of heights or maybe you’re marking a milestone birthday too. Whatever your reason for taking part; your support will enable us to train more counsellors and answer more calls for help.”

“ChildLine is here to offer confidential support to children and young people whenever they need it. One third of the children who contacted us last year had no one else to turn to. We’re only able to help children through your generosity.”

Registration closes on Friday, September 28.

Sign up online at www.nspcc.org.uk/thebigskydive