Skydive to raise money for Childline

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ChildLine is looking for people with a head for heights in Angus, 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 country. The event is part of ChildLine’s 25th birthday celebrations and the charity wants people in Angus to get involved by registering to take part in this momentous event.

NSPCC Scotland community fund raising manager, Susie Barron, said: “For the past 25 years ChildLine has offered a lifeline for vulnerable children. Whatever the concern, wherever children need us, we have been there to offer advice and support. Over the last 25 years we have counselled 2.6 million children across the UK. To continue that work, we need your help and support too.

“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.”

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 St Andrews.

No experience is necessary as full training will be given and your jump is free if you’re able to raise minimum sponsorship of £395.

Registration closes on Friday 28 September – you can sign up online at www.nspcc.org.uk/thebigskydive.

For more information contact the NSPCC Scotland events team on 0844 892 0212 or email scotlandevents@nspcc.org.uk. The team will be able to offer you fund raising guidance and a range of materials to help you generate support for your jump.