A Kingham charity has teamed up with ECN to be part of a record breaking skydiving attempt to raise money for a variety of causes in Oxfordshire next summer.
Disadvantaged African schoolchildren will be the winners when ECN volunteers and the Rafiki Thabo Foundation take the plunge on June 11, 2016.
More than 300 others will simultaneously jump for the charity of their choice at eight airfields across the UK to break the record for the most tandem skydives in a 24-hour period anywhere in the world.
How to join the jump
Organiser Janet Hayes said the foundation, which supports education projects in Kenya, Uganda and Lesotho, needed only four more people to volunteer for the jump to guarantee it goes ahead.
“We ask you to raise £395 in sponsorship money in order for you to jump for free and, in turn, we will receive an average donation of £140,” she said.
“In addition to this, every extra pound that you raise over the minimum comes straight to the charity, so please try to raise as much as you possibly can!“
“Chipping Norton is a great place to run a charity. Although our beneficiaries are far away from here, in Africa, we receive fantastic support from the local community – people come to our events, are very receptive when we talk about our work and support us in countless other ways. Experience Chipping Norton pulls out all the stops to support us – one talk at one of their meetings has led to more opportunities than we could ever have imagined & we feel privileged to be one of the charities they have chosen to support in 2015. The idea of a team taking part in this World Record Attempt came from ECN and many of its members have already signed up,” Janet said.
To be part of the world record skydive attempt and do your bit for charity, download the information pack on the Rafiki Thabo website.