2018 Charity Parachute Jump for Newstraid

Are you an adrenaline junkie or is a skydive on your bucket list? Why not take part in the 2018 parachute jump in aid of The NewstrAid Benevolent Fund on Friday 21st September.

What will you be doing?

Everyone that signs up will get the fantastic opportunity to complete a sponsored, tandem parachute jump.You'll fly to around 13,000 feet (approximately two miles high!), fall at about 120 mph, descending to 5,000 feet in around 40 seconds. You'll be in the air for a total of about 6 minutes.

Register now Donate

A message from Neil Jagger

Chief Operating Officer, Reach Nationals

"Why oh why did I ever volunteer to do a tandem skydive?

As I drove towards Sibson airfield on a beautiful sunny day, it would be fair to say I was VERY apprehensive, but I'd raised quite a lot of money for Newstraid and had to go through with it. My nerves started to subside when I met up with my fellow Newstraid jumpers at the airfield including 4 of my work colleagues from the Daily Mirror. We had our briefing and training and then I was called to get my parachute and get on the plane. 15 minutes later I was free-falling with my tandem partner (who was a professional by the way!) at ridiculous speeds from 13,000 feet - and there is not a feeling in the world quite like it. Exhilarating, awesome, mind-blowing - any superlative you want to choose. Parachute opens, we float down gently back to terra firma - and the first thing I want to do is go straight back up and do it again.

If you're jumping, you'll love it. If you're considering it, just do it."

Sign up today

Who will you be helping?

Not only will you have an incredible, hair-raising experience, you'll also be raising funds for The NewstrAid Benevolent Fund.

We help people and their immediate dependents, who have been employed in newspaper and magazine distribution in the UK and who have fallen on hard times. Distribution means people who deal with newspapers and magazines from the time they leave the printing press until they reach the reader.

Who benefits from the money we raise?

Shop assistants


Street vendors

Wholesaler employees

Delivery drivers


Circulation employees

How can you take part?

We already have 5 amazing people signed up for the 2018 jump! Learn more about the class of 2018 below.

Anyone can take part whether you work in the news sector, for a magazine, publishing, wholesale, distribution or retail industry. Friends and relatives are also very welcome. Simply send a registration request via email to Dorothy King.

Sign up today

The class of 2018 (so far)

We're aiming for at least 15 jumpers this year, could one of them be you? We have a big target of £15,000 to raise, what's stopping you, sign up today.

Christopher Johnson

New Socks Media

Sponsor me

Nicole Bartlett

New Socks Media

Sponsor me

Jack Bartlett


Sponsor me

Darrel Anthony

Newsco Software

Sponsor me

Ralph Patel

The Look In

Sponsor me

Andrew Crosthwaite

Trinity Mirror

Sponsor me

Eugene Howson

Smiths News

Sponsor me

Alex Dutton

Reach PLC

Sponsor me

Jon Kennett

NewsTeam Group

Sponsor me

Shannel Tilbury

Express Newspapers

Sponsor me

Donna Dudden


Sponsor me

This could
be you!

Join the team

This could be you!

Join the team

The class of 2016

Two years ago we were joined by 11 brave jumpers and raised over £10,000 for the NewstrAid benevolent fund. Here are our heroes from 2016.

Dorothy King

Call on us LTD

Laura Bolt

Trinity Mirror

Kevin Marshall

Trinity Mirror

Susan Bull

Trinity Mirror

Debbie Sartoris

Trinity Mirror

Darren Powell

Trinity Mirror

Helen Ryan


Neil Jagger


Carolyn Kirkland


Andy Law

Mail Newspapers

Nuresh Purohit


Sibson Airfield

Wansford Rd, Wansford, Peterborough PE8 6NE