Children’s Charity Searching for Thrillseekers to Take to Skies

Action for Children is on the look out for high fliers in Cambridge to parachute out of a plane at 12,000 feet and help raise money for vulnerable children, young people and families across the UK.

The children’s charity is hoping to sign up 100 jumpers to take part in The Big Jump at March airfield on Father’s Day, Sunday 19 June. No prior experience is needed to take part in the event as a full training course is provided on the day and the tandem skydive is free for all jumpers who raise £395 or more in sponsorship.

Laura Hanratta, who is the regional fundraiser of Action for Children, said: “The Big Jump is an extremely exciting way to support Action for Children. It’s a hugely popular event and the thrill of falling through the clouds at 120 mph has people coming back year after year.

“If it’s something you’ve always wanted to accomplish or that you simply can’t wait to do again, then we urge you to show your support for Action for Children by signing up and helping to raise money for disadvantaged children and young people supported by Action for Children in Cambridge.”

Actress and comedienne Jessica Hynes took part in last year’s Big Jump. She said:  “I’ve taken my action for children by jumping out of a plane from 12,000 feet.

“It was the most exhilarating and terrifying experience of my life so far! And do you know what the best bit is? By doing my skydive, I’m helping Action for Children to support the UK’s 1.5 million neglected children. I’d recommend it to anyone…So come on guys – take your action for children and show your support.”

For a free information pack about the Big Jump please call Action for Children fundraiser Laura Hanratta on 01284 755953 or email

Media contact: Jonathan Street on 07809 595240 or email

Press release from Action for Children , a charity that works with the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people: whose families need support, are in care, who are disabled and who experience severe difficulties in their lives.

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