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Battens Disease Family Association (BDFA)

  • Charity Contact


  • Kate Shefford

  • kateshefford@bdfa-uk.org.uk

  • 01252 416110

Book a Skydive

  • Jump for Free

    £250
    15,000ft (fl150)

    Minimum Raised £395

    How it works
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  • Self Funded

    from £149
    7,000ft (fl70)
    10,000ft (fl100)
    15,000ft (fl150)

    Payment Guidelines

  • BEST PRICE in the UK, never beaten on price with our PRICE GUARANTEE! We'll beat any like for like Tandem Skydive by £10

  • This is an opportunity to complete a solo parachute jump and put yourself in control of the skydive. You will have one day of training for the jump. You will make a solo parachute jump from 3,500 feet on the next jumping day. Your parachute will deploy (open) automatically as soon as you leave the aircraft and you will navigate yourself back to the dropzone for landing.

    Please be aware that there are more restrictions than tandem skydives, for example maximum age 54, height/weight restriction but it is more fun!

    To read more about static line please see here.

  • Jump for Free

    £179

    Minimum Raised £395

    How it works
    Payment Guidelines

  • Self Funded

    from £199

    Payment Guidelines

  • BEST PRICE in the UK, never beaten on price with our PRICE GUARANTEE! We'll beat any like for like Tandem Skydive by £10

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Why jump for us?

Please jump for the Batten Disease Family Association because you can help us to support families and fund research into this devastating disease

About Us

Our vision is to be the central point of excellence in the UK for the support, guidance and networking of affected families and professionals as well as to increase awareness and facilitate research into all forms of Batten Disease to identify potential therapies and ultimately a cure.

Batten Disease is the main paediatric neuro-degenerative disorder in the UK. It affects 1:30,000 births and there are approximately 250 affected children and young adults in the UK. They are born apparently healthy, develop epilepsy, and lose their sight, speech, mental and motor abilities before dying early.

Having Batten Disease profoundly changes the child's and their family's life forever. The journey from before diagnosis to death is an ever changing picture of needs as the disease progresses. Unlike other major diseases where there is a huge awareness of the support, therapies and guidance mechanisms needed for the child and family, the families of Batten Children and young people are left isolated and numbed as most professionals do not understand the course of the disease and the needs of the child and their family. It is therefore essential that the families and professionals have a place to turn to for that support and guidance. This is the principle aim of the Batten Disease Family Association so that the affected children, young adults and families do not feel isolated and are given the tools to be able to continue to live life and reach their maximum potential.

Tandem Skydive Events

There are currently no events scheduled for this charity.