High flyers with a head for heights are wanted by the new pyjamas campaign to take part in a sponsored skydive at Scotland’s friendliest skydive location.
The new pyjamas campaign needs 40 volunteers to skydive at St Andrews airfield on 26 and 27 September, but you need to register now to be able to take part.
Every skydiver will be harnessed to a professional parachute instructor, so volunteers can relax and enjoy the sensation of freefall over Fife before the parachute is deployed and steered safely to the drop zone.
Because this is a tandem skydive, volunteers will be able to jump from a much higher altitude -10,000 feet – and will have the opportunity to steer the parachute before the instructor takes over for a controlled landing.
Volunteers are asked to raise £395 in sponsorship from family, friends and colleagues, of which £140 will be donated to the new pyjamas campaign for the new Sick Kids hospital at Little France. Any monies raised over the £395 will go directly to the campaign too.
Elaine McGonigle, director of the new pyjamas campaign, says: ‘This is a terrific challenge and an opportunity for the brave and big hearted! Knowing that the money they raise will do so much good at the new hospital is a great incentive for those willing to take this on. Those of us who have a less robust head for heights will be there at ground level to welcome everyone in – jumping for joy as everyone jumps for cash.’
The skydive will take place at St Andrews airfield on 26 and 27 September and all those who wish to register must do so by Thursday 31 July. That gives nearly two months to find lots of family, friends and colleagues to sponsor the skydive.
The new pyjamas campaign has been established to raise £15million for the new Sick Kids hospital to be built in Edinburgh by 2012. Like the current Sick Kids, the new hospital will treat children and young people from all over Scotland, but in a modern, state of the art new building.
All the funds raised will pay for medical equipment, facilities for patients and their families, research and training which are not provided by standard NHS budgets.
The new pyjamas website, www.newpyjamas.org , has lots of information about the skydive. To register your place, please telephone Mandy Quinn on 0131 659 7010 or 07 500 829 223 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org .
For further information, please contact Patricia Hess on 07 500 829 226
Notes for editors
Funds raised by the new pyjamas campaign will pay for state of the art medical equipment, facilities for patients and their families, research and training at the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.
The new pyjamas campaign relies solely on voluntary donations
Contact: Patricia Hess
Phone: 07 500 829 226