Sign up for Rutland WaterAid skydive

Skydiving for WaterAid Rutland. EMN-150128-104708001
Skydiving for WaterAid Rutland. EMN-150128-104708001
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A charity branch has urged people to face their fears and jump out of a plane to help bring safe, clean water to poor communities.

The Rutland branch of WaterAid has organised a skydive on the weekend of March 21 and 22, to coincide with World Water Day.

The charity wants as many people as possible to sign up to the event, both to raise money for the charity and to raise awareness of its work.

The skydive will take place at Sibson Airfield near Peterborough. Those who sign up will take part in a tandem jump, which means they will be strapped to an instructor. No prior experience is necessary and there will be a short introduction on the day.

Anyone who wants to take part will need to pay a £70 deposit and raise a minimum £320. Of that, £180 will cover the cost of the jump. The remaining £140 plus any extra raised will go straight to WaterAid. The global charity focuses exclusively on water, sanitation and hygiene.

The WaterAid fundraising team can support skydivers with a fundraising guide, an online fundraising page and advice.

People can sign up at www.skydivezone.co.uk/registration. Don’t forget to select WaterAid from the list of charities and your preferred date to take part in the World Water Day jump.

You can let the Rutland branch know once you have signed up by e-mailing wateraidrutlandgroup@gmail.com or events@wateraid.org.

For more information call 01572 820322.