SBH Scotland aims to raise more than £11,000 through its first fundraiser since lockdown
Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland) has announced its first fundraiser since lockdown will be a 10,000ft skydive.
The charity, which provides tailored services to young people and their families affected by the lifelong conditions of spina bifida and hydrocephalus, will be taking to the skies at Errol Airfield in Perthshire on 22 and 23 August.
The challenge will see 38 adrenaline junkies from across Scotland freefalling through the clouds, reaching speeds of 120mph before landing by parachute.
Last year, 30 brave participants raised £11,000 for the charity, and it is hoped that this year’s total will be even higher.
With an annual requirement to raise over £1milllon, and with little statutory support, fundraising activities are essential to the survival of the charity.
Deborah Roe, fundraising director at SBH Scotland said: “This year has been difficult for so many charities. The cancellation of fundraising events has had a devasting impact on our sector and it will likely be a long time before we return to normal levels of activity. We know it is still a difficult time for many out there, but donations to charities are key for the sector to survive.
“Our summer skydive fundraiser is always a huge hit and we are thrilled to have supporters taking part in this year’s event. So many people tell us that a skydive is something they want to do in their lifetime, and what better way to do it than to do it for charity!”
Deborah said places were still available for anyone wishing to take part, and added: “Whether you’re a thrill seeker or you’re looking to conquer your fears, this fundraiser will be a truly memorable experience.”
For more information and to sign up, visit the SBH Scotland website.