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South Lakeland skydive for Childline
PEOPLE in South Lakeland with a head for heights are being called upon to take part in an adventurous fundraiser.
The Big Skydive will raise vital funds for the free, confidential helpline ChildLine, which is celebrating its 25th birthday this year.
The event takes place on Saturday, October 13, at Cark Airfield, near Grange-over-Sands.
Cumbria’s community fundraising manager, Wendy Bates, 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. 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.
Wendy added: “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 28 September – you can sign up online at www.nspcc.org.uk/thebigskydive For more information contact the NSPCC’s local fundraising team on 0191 227 5300.or email firstname.lastname@example.org