Be a Daredevil for Dementia

Jersey Alzheimer’s Association’s ‘Be a Daredevil for Dementia’ is a campaign calling for local thrill seekers to take part in an extreme challenge whilst raising money for JAA.

Launched in 2016, over 20 participants took part in skydives, abseils, marathons, and one brave daredevil took part in a wing walk! Over £10,000 was raised to help us support individuals with dementia and their carers.

In 2017, we hope to smash last year’s targets so that we can continue to grow our services.

Here are the ways you can be a Daredevil for Dementia:

Tandem Skydive

Skydive

Freefall over Jersey from 10,000 feet whilst taking part in a tandem skydive. Experience Jersey from a completely different perspective whilst travelling at speeds of 120mph! For more information about what to expect download the Jersey Tandem Skydive Information Sheet or visit www.skydivejersey.net

When: Sunday 14th May or Sunday 20th August
Where: Skydive Jersey, Jersey Aeroclub
How do I book my daredevil experience: Email D4D@jerseyalzheimers.com

Abseil

Absail

A rare opportunity to abseil down the ancient Mont Orgueil Castle in Gorey. Could you brave the Jersey elements and conquer the 65ft drop? Experience 360 degree views of beautiful Gorey as you take part in a unique adrenaline fuelled challenge. This event takes part over a weekend, with training on day 1 and the abseil taking place on day 2.

When: Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th August (2 day event)
Where: Mount Orgueil Castle, Gorey
How do I book my daredevil experience: Email D4D@jerseyalzheimers.com

Take on a ‘once in a lifetime’ challenge whilst helping to make a difference to people living with dementia.

Local JAA supporter, Ruthie Hawkesford, who took part in the tandem skydive said:

"From training to Sky Dive I absolutely loved the whole experience. Seeing Jersey at 10,000 feet is stunning and free-falling is the biggest rush!

The team at Jersey Skydive gave me total confidence and made me feel at ease.

If you’ve ever thought about it, do it! I’ve overcome my fear of heights and am now looking for the next challenge! "

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Dementia is a progressive disease (meaning that it gets worse over time) that usually starts later in life and lasts for the rest of a person's life.