Leaping into the New Year for charity

Devon Air Ambulance supporters jump at chance to sign up to skydive as charity enters its 30th year

As Devon Air Ambulance enters its 30th year of service in 2022, the charity is inviting supporters who would like to raise funds for the local lifesaving charity to take a leap into the blue with a skydiving fundraising challenge.

Over the Diamond Jubilee bank holiday weekend on...

Plymouth baby swimming teachers prepare for charity skydive

Two brave baby swimming teachers from Turtle Tots Plymouth & West Devon will be swapping their swimsuits for jumpsuits on 10th June, as they plan to jump out of a plane and sky dive 15,000 feet in aid of Plymouth's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) parental accommodation campaign 'Keep Me Close'.

Turtle Tots already donate a percentage of their class fees to ‘Keep Me Close’ and...

Super Sunday Skydive and Marathon for Gold Dust Appeal

Over the weekend, members of the public and a selection of Derriford Hospital staff took part in two separate daunting tasks – a skydive and the Plymouth Half Marathon, to raise funds for our Gold Dust Appeal.

In Plymouth, a special group of family and friends, known as Team Andrea, took part in the half marathon in memory of Andrea Norris, a former executive head teacher of Beechwood...

Hospital staff set to skydive for sick children

This Sunday 17 April, 22 brave members of Derriford Hospital staff will be facing the daunting challenge of jumping from an aircraft flying at 15,000 feet, and diving through the air at over 120mph, whilst raising money and supporting our Gold Dust Appeal.

Sky Fletcher, a Pathology IT Technician at Derriford Hospital, has chosen to take part in the skydive because of her own personal...

Skydivers wanted for 10,000ft tandem skydive

Local heart charity HeartSWell South West is looking for people to take to the sky and jump 10,000ft from a plane to raise money for heart patients and lifesaving equipment in the Westcountry.

The 10,000ft tandem skydive can be completed in several different locations across the UK, the nearest centre being the Honiton Dropzone in Devon.

HeartSWell ask the skydiver participant...

Could you skydive to help sick children?

On Sunday 17 April 2016, 35 brave members of staff at Derriford Hospital will be standing at the edge of an open doorway, in an aircraft flying at 15,000 feet, waiting to dive through the air at over 120mph, whilst raising money and supporting the Gold Dust Appeal.

And now, members of the public and any other staff are being given the opportunity to carry out their own sponsored...

The sky's the limit for local professional

A local Account Senior with Haines Watts North Devon LLP tumbled 15,000 feet in a sky-dive tandem to raise much needed funds for North Devon Hospice. Katherine Broad who works for Chartered Accountants Haines Watts North Devon LLP based in Bideford, jumped in memory of her Grandmother, Gwen Dymond, who sadly passed away in January after battling cancer for many years. Haines Watts supported...

Skydive will raise funds for Wild Futures

Karley Khan, 25, from Plymouth has taken up the challenge of skydiving from 15,000ft dressed as a monkey to raise money for local charity Wild Futures.

Karley, along with her fellow jumpers, is hoping to raise £395 by 1 March so Wild Futures can continue to rescue and protect primates and their habitats worldwide.

Karley said: "I decided to take part in this challenge for...

Freefalling for Freya: Medics skydive to support terminally-ill student

A group of medical students have taken the plunge from a plane to support “inspirational” Freya Barlow, who has terminal leukaemia and is setting up a charity trust fund.

Freya, 22, was unable to join students and staff at the Peninsula School for Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD) on their skydive yesterday (Friday 22 November), but she was on site to cheer them on as they landed safely at...