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TAKE TO THE SKIES IN 2023 IN AID OF MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

The Macmillan Jump of Their Lives - Saturday 29 April 2023

Applications are open for the second Macmillan Jump Of Their Lives on Saturday 29th April 2023. York Racecourse in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support are inviting people to help raise vital funds for the charity by taking part in a thrilling tandem skydive over the East Yorkshire coast near Bridlington.  

In April the first Jump Of Their Lives saw 12 fearless jumpers take to the skies and raised over £26,000 enabling funding of a Macmillan nurse for five and a half months. Furthermore, the team of skydivers were invited to York Racecourse on Saturday 11 June to the 51st Macmillan Raceday and enjoyed a day of racing action on the Knavesmire as well as hospitality from York Racecourse and received their fundraising and skydive certificates.  

The Macmillan Raceday at York Racecourse held in June annually, is Macmillan’s largest fundraising event and is also the most successful charitable raceday in Britain raising over £9 million during its 50-year history for people living with cancer, and the Jump of Their Lives is now an important element of its fundraising activity.

Next year the ambition is to have more ‘thrill seekers’ jumping and hopefully even more money being raised for Macmillan Cancer Support.  Additionally, people who take part in will again be invited to join the Macmillan Raceday at York Racecourse to celebrate their jump and fundraising achievement on Saturday 17th June 2023.

Maiti Stirling, Marketing and Sponsorship Executive at York Racecourse and who took part in the Jump Of Their Lives in April, commented:

“The skydive itself was incredible, I’ve never experienced anything like it, the noise when you’re in freefall was deafening, in total contrast to the silence you experience as you float down with the parachute.  It’s great that the jump is returning next year, and I would recommend to anyone to give it a go and raise funds for a brilliant cause at the same time”.

Anyone can apply to take part in the 2023 Jump Of Their Lives and will be required to raise a minimum of £1500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.  To apply download, complete and returning this application form – Download here.  Applications close Friday 5 December 2022. 

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