Take to the Skies for Phyllis
The sky’s the limit for Phyllis Tuckwell, as it flies into 2020 with some breath-taking sponsored events, including a hair-raising Wing Walk which will have your heart racing!
Getting the year off to a flying start is the first of three Skydive days, on Saturday 28th March. Held at the UK’s largest skydiving drop zone, in Netheravon, Salisbury, these skydives 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. If you can’t make the March date, don’t worry, as hot on its heels will follow two more skydive days, on Wednesday 3rd June and Wednesday 23rd September.
If you fancy staying airborne for a bit longer, why not try Phyllis Tuckwell’s new Wing Walk? You’ll be strapped to thetop 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 Thursday 4th 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 Saturday 19th 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 only covers 20% of its costs, it has to raise over £20,000 a day to be able to offer all of these services, which it gives free of charge to its patients and their families.