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Age UK Isle of Wight are calling for adventurous fundraisers to take on the incredible challenge of a sponsored tandem skydive from over 12,000ft.

The jump, going from Sandown Airport on Thursday 19th July, will offer each jumper an unrivalled aerial view of the Isle of Wight. Each skydiver will experience up to 45 seconds of freefall adrenaline, at speeds approaching 120 miles per hour, followed by a 4 to 5 minute canopy ride back down to earth.

Elisha Leachman, Age UKIW’s Fundraising Manager, said:

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“This is a great way to tick something off your bucket list whilst helping out your local charity! Last year our amazing skydivers raised over £7,000 to support local older people, and we’d love to beat that target this year.

“As a completely local and independent charity all support we receive stays on the Island to support older people within our communities to live happier, healthier and more connected lives.”

Interested fundraisers can secure their seat in the plane today with an £80 deposit and a commitment to reach a minimum sponsorship/fundraising target of £400 for Age UKIW.

To find out more about skydiving for Age UKIW, and to register to take part in, visit https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/AgeUKIsleofWight_1/Skydive2018.html or contact the Age UKIW Fundraising Department on 01983 301343 or by email [email protected].

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