Thank you for your interest in joining us on our Skydive Challenge in support of Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland's Schools Visit Programme 2018.
It’s as easy as to sign up for our Skydive Experience
Once you complete your signup you will have access to your Personal Campaign Page on this website. We will send out your Fundraising Pack, including your Authorisation certificate, sponsorship sheet and introduction letter to you by email within 1 hour
Raise your funds online through your Campaign page or you can raise funds offline and send them to us. You can then book your Skydive Experience.
How Much Do I Need To Fundraise?
The cost of a skydive experience is €250 and you will need to raise an at least an additional €250 to go to YSPI so you will need to fundraise a Minimum Target of €500.
Once you reach this minimum fundraising target you will need to send the money you’ve raised – less €250 to cover the cost of your jump – to Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland. You can, of course, raise more funds than the minimum amount required. You can also, if you wish, donate all of the funds raised to Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland and pay for the skydive yourself.
When we receive the funds we will send you an acknowledgement and a Donation Receipt from Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland. Once you have the Donation Receipt you can contact us to book your Tandem Freefall Skydive from 3000 metres.
How can I organise a group jump?
If you would like to organise a group event it couldn't be simpler. Just give us a call with a list of your group's names, emails and mobile numbers and we will add them to the system for you. Each group member will get their own page but we can combine the group funds as well. If you would like to organise a larger group than 10 please call us to discuss your plan as we may need to allocate your group it's own Skydive Day.
What are the age restrictions?
Anyone over 18 can register for the Skydive Experience. If you are aged between 16 and 18 you can still register if you have the consent of a parent or guardian to take part. Your parent or guardian will need to complete a consent form before you can book your Skydive Experience.
Why should I use my Personal campaign Page?
The advantage of these Personal Campaign pages is that all funds sponsored or donated come directly to us and we don't have to pay a percentage to anyone for processing the payments. Using our Personal campaign Pages means that 100% of the funds you raise will come to YSPI.
With a Personal Campaign Page you can collect sponsorship online by sharing the link to your Campaign Page on Facebook, Twitter, email etc. All sponsorship donations are made through PayPal and are secure. You can also notify us that you are sending funds to us by bank transfer or cheque and the funds total will be added to your raised amount.
What should I do if I have a problem?
How long can I take to fundraise?
We supply you with an authorisation letter that is valid for 6 months but you can ask us to extend the authorisation period if required. How long you take to raise the funds or when you book you skydive experience are totally up to yourself. Most participants take around three months to fundraise but some take less or more than that. You're in control and you can organise any fundraising to suit your circumstances.
Please note though that the weather is a big factor in the skydive experience and the later in the year it gets then the more likely that the number of skydive days available will be reduced.
What happens to the money I raise for YSPI?
As of October 2017 our administrative overhead is around 9%. This means that for every €1 we receive 91c goes towards our charitable objectives and just 9c goes to the administration of the charity.
We have no salaried staff and all our services and administration are provided by volunteers. All our Trustees and Managers are volunteers and receive no remuneration for their duties.
What happens next?
After you have completed the Registration form we will send out your Fundraising Pack, including your welcome letter, sponsorship cards and instructions on how to use the website..
Important Information - Please read before you register.
Skydiving events are provided by the Irish Parachute Club. Anyone over 18 can take part in this Skydive Experience, or if you're between 16 and 18 you will need parental consent.. Please note some other age, height and weight restrictions may apply to these events.
Some Fundraising Ideas
- Ask for money. Write a letter explaining your cause, why you are involved, who is to benefit, etc. It’s a good idea to request a specific amount or set different levels. (€20 = Silver, €100 = Gold, €500 = Platinum, etc.) Send your letter to everyone, friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, dentist, teacher, and anyone else you interact with.
- Sell stuff. Not for everyone, but a lot of money can be raised by having a car boot or jumble sale.
- Fundraise online. Use the Internet to help with your fundraising efforts.Spread the word on facebook, Snapchat or Twitter.
- Hold a small event. Write down the people you know nearby. Do you know any musicians or celebrities who would play a benefit show? Ask a club you frequent if they would be willing to set aside a special night where a percentage of the door/drinks goes towards your cause if you get people in the door.
- Most importantly, remember to be creative and to have fun while fundraising!