Jack Petchey Foundation
If you think you can, you can!

15th Anniversary Jump!

To celebrate our 15th Anniversary, the Jack Petchey Foundation is supporting 15 young people to undertake a fundraising skydive for their chosen youth charity.


A Tandem Skydive is the quickest and easiest way to experience the exhilaration of being in freefall! Strapped to a highly qualified tandem instructor you will jump from 10,000 – 12,000 feet falling at speeds of around 120mph before your parachute is deployed for you to enjoy the views as you float back to the ground.

No previous experience is necessary and it takes just one day to be trained and to make the jump!

You will need to commit to raising a minimum of £200 for a recognised registered youth charity. You will need to attend a training day for a full briefing and for hints and tips to help with your fundraising.

What is the criteria to apply?

  • You must be aged between 16 and 24 (note if you are under 18, parental consent is required).
  • There can be no medical reason preventing you from undertaking this SkyDive  (you will have to sign a declaration of fitness).
  • You must be under the maximum weight allowed (16 stone clothes with shoes)
  • You must be committed to raising a minimum of £200 for your chosen youth charity by 13th July 2015. (If you fail to do this you will have to pay the cost of the skydive - £150)
  • You must be free to attend the compulsory Team Training Day at Jack Petchey Foundation offices  (Ilford, Essex) on Tuesday 26th May 2015 at 11am
  • You must be free for the whole day on Wednesday 29th July 2015 (this is the day of skydive -note if weather prevents the jump we will need to rearrange an alternative)
  • If accepted you must complete and submit the BPA Membership Form and Tandem Declaration of Fitness

When and where is the skydive?

The skydive will be in Cambridge on Wednesday 29th July 2015.


Please note that if the weather prevents the jump we will need to rearrange.

Who is organising the skydive?

The skydive and all training will be provided by UK Skydiving Adventures (http://www.ukskydivingadventures.com) . 

See their website for more information.

How do I apply?

We are afraid the closing date for applications has now passed. Thank you to all who applied.We have selected our lucky winners and will be in contact with news about the next steps. 

For those of you who were unsuccessful watch this space for other opportunities in the future!