New You for 2022
It’s a new year, so will it be a new you? If you’re looking to put the zing into 2022, how about taking on one of Phyllis Tuckwell’s exhilarating challenges? Blow away the cobwebs with a skydive, wing walk or abseil, and see what you’re really capable of achieving!
Phyllis Tuckwell’s skydive days will take place on Saturday 26th March, Sunday 26th June and Saturday 17th September. Held at the UK’s largest skydiving drop zone, in Netheravon, Salisbury, they are run by the Army Parachute Association, who will provide you with an in-depth training session before attaching you to one of their experienced tandem instructors for the jump. At 12,000 feet you’ll leave the plane behind as you both head back to terra firma, experiencing freefall speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour before your instructor deploys the parachute canopy and you begin your gentle five minute descent to the landing zone. Find out more and register now at www.pth.org.uk/events/page/2.
If you fancy staying airborne for a bit longer, why not try a sponsored Wing Walk? Sky-high and socially distanced, they are the ideal activity for these Covid times. You’ll be strapped to the top of a biplane which will fly at speeds of up to 130 mph, taking on thrilling flypasts and steep dives that you’ll never forget! This unmissable opportunity will take place on Wednesday 30th June at Rendcomb Airfield in Gloucestershire – register now to secure your place.
Prefer something a bit more hands on? You’ll be in control of your descent with the Spinnaker Tower Abseil on Sunday 18th September. On a clear day you’ll enjoy breath-taking views of over 20 miles across Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent, before letting the rope take your weight and abseiling yourself 100 metres down this iconic building.
Every penny you raise through these sponsored events will go towards helping Phyllis Tuckwell care for local patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer. Every day it supports over 250 patients, relatives and carers – in their own homes, in the community, at the Hospice in Farnham and at the Beacon Centre in Guildford. However, as the NHS/Government usually only covers 20% of its costs, it has to raise over £25,000 a day to be able to offer all of these services, which it gives free of charge to its patients and their families.