Wing Walking Challenge

Dates available from April to October
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Walk new heights for local Hospice care!

Working alongside the Gloucestershire and Kent aerodromes, Life-Changing Challenges are able to offer this amazing challenge for you to experience the thrill of a wing walking ride from these private aerodromes, all for Rowans Hospice.

Are you ready to experience a series of climbs, banks and dives?

Ways you can complete your challenge:

  • Fund-Raising Standard Abseil: £50 deposit plus £1000 (Kent aerodrome) or £800 (Gloucestershire aerodrome) minimum fundraising target received by Rowans Hospice 8 weeks before walk.
  • Self-Funded: £50 deposit plus £450 (Kent) or £400 (Gloucestershire) payable directly to Life Changing Challenges 8 weeks before walk.

Book your challenge today!

STEP 1 – Simply book directly with Life-Changing Challenges.
STEP 3 – Set up a JustGiving Page and ask family and friends to sponsor you.
STEP 4 – Count down to the day!

Good luck!

Book your Wing Walk!

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FAQ's

What happens on the day?

Upon arrival, you’ll be welcomed by the team before being briefed ready for your flight.

Then it’ll be time to get strapped in ready for your flight. Before you know it, you’ll have taken to the skies for your unforgettable wing walk. Brace yourself as your pilot goes through the motions with a series of climbs, banks and dives.​

Validity

Your booking is valid for 12 months from the date full payment is received.

Please note you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date.​

Participant Guidelines
  • Minimum age:18
  • Maximum height: 6ft 2in
  • Maximum weight: 14 Stones
  • Maximum waist measurement (including clothing): 40 inches (102cm)
  • Participants must be able to climb unassisted to the top of the aircraft
  • Participants must meet all of the health requirements (epilepsy, previous head injury, fainting, fits, any disease of the brain or nervous system, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, weakness or dislocation of any limb, weakness or injury of the neck, diabetes, mental illness, drug or alcohol addiction)
  • Spectators are welcome. Please mention when making your booking if you intend to have more than 10 spectators
  • The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary according to location
Availability

This experience is available on selected weekdays throughout the season ( from April to October )

We recommend you book at least four to six weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.

You can expect to be at the venue for at least 3 hours, your flight will last 8 to 10 minutes. ​

What about insurance?

The centre holds public liability insurance.  You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.

A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included.​

How it works

On payment of the deposit we will contact your chosen charity to let them know you are supporting them.

Once you have raised the minimum donation the charity will cover the cost of the challenge, which is £400.00 and keep the remaining donation to benefit their charity.

When you select the fundraising funding option you agree to raise the minimum of £800 per person in sponsorship for your charity.  You agree to send sponsorship money to the charity as they raise it.  100% of the minimum sponsorship required must be sent to the charity no later than eight weeks prior to the challenge. We then invoice the charity for the £400 cost per person, this means that the charity receives a minimum of £400 per person in profit from each challenger.​

How to step up your Just Giving

The quickest and easiest way to collect sponsorship is by setting up a personal online fundraising page with JustGiving. JustGiving will send your sponsorship money to us automatically so all you need to do is share your page with friends and family so you can begin receiving donations for Rowans Hospice.

  1. Visit JustGiving
  2. Click the blue  ‘Start Fundraising’ button
  3. Follow the instructions to create your page
  4. Make a note of your JustGiving page link
  5. Share your link with all of your friends and family on social media, email, and text

Tell your story
Ensure you write a page summary on your JustGiving page. Sharing why you are participating helps others to connect with what you are doing. Fact: Pages with a summary get 65% more donations!

Set a fundraising target
This can lead to a 17% increase in the amount you generate!

Add a photo!
Did you know that just by adding a profile picture to your JustGiving account you could boost your donations by 13%? Make sure your photo is clear and eye-catching as this is the image that appears when you share your page on social media. It also confirms to your supporters they are on the right page.

Thank Yous
Add a personal touch by editing your thank-you message which donors receive together with their donation receipt – they might even donate again!

Updates!
Keep people updated – post photos or comments about your costume, fundraising milestones reached or anything else connected to your challenge.

Offline Sponsorship

If you would like to collect sponsorship offline, you can download a sponsorship form here.​

  •  2 April 2024 - 31 December 2024
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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