Spaces are available now for thrillseekers to register for an exhilarating 10,000 foot freefall tandem skydive. While Scots jump at Errol Airfield, Perthshire, on 24 September, simultaneous jumps will be taking place at Brackley and Swansea airfields, all raising funds for Stonewall’s Education for All campaign against homophobic bullying.
To jump for free, supporters need to register by 22 July and pledge to raise £395 each in sponsorship. They can contact the charity on 0131 557 3679 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a sign-up link, information pack and fundraising ideas.
The money raised will help fund Stonewall Scotland’s education work with local authorities, colleges and schools. Homophobic bullying is the second most common form of bullying in schools, and anyone can be targeted – whether they’re lesbian, gay, bi or transgender themselves, have gay family members or friends, or are just seen as ‘different’.
Alan Wardle, Director of Stonewall Scotland, said: “Homophobic bullying has devastating effects on young people’s education, school attendance, wellbeing and self-esteem. By enabling teachers and young people to tackle it, we want to shape a better Scotland for everybody.”