We are delighted to support this fantastic charity in its quest to enable limbless veterans to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
I can’t speak highly enough of the iFLY experience. At BLESMA we deal with wounded Soldiers and Veterans, some of whom have really traumatic injuries and severe disabilities. Going in the tunnel allows them to experience something which is completely outside the norm, and watching the difference that makes is incredible. Having the feeling of flying is amazing for those of us who are fully able bodied, it’s like nothing else I’ve ever done, but having that freedom for guys and girls with limited mobility can be life changing.
The experience itself is only half the story though, iFLY wouldn’t be what it is without the staff. For one thing, they are absolute masters of what they do, they can manipulate the air around their body in way which looks like magic to the rest of us. That ability inspires such confidence in others that they can do some truly crazy stuff whilst still feeling completely safe. The other thing is that they can’t do enough to help, iFLY instructors have in turn coached our skydiving team to a pretty impressive standard, and taken the time to help and bring on some people who you just wouldn’t have thought were capable.
My message to anyone considering iFLY is twofold: 1) Do it, you won’t regret it. 2) If you think you can’t do it, you can, so go and have a look at point 1 again!
Dave Coulton, Activities Manager – BLESMA
For more information visit www.blesma.org.
The Aircrew at each of our tunnels has also selected a local charity to raise funds for:
Keech Hospice Care provides emotional and practical support for adults and children diagnosed with a life-limiting condition. Their aim is to help patients enjoy the highest quality of life, while also providing vital support for their family and friends.
For more information visit: http://www.keech.org.uk/.
The North West Air Ambulance is a charity which has been flying life-saving missions throughout the North West region since 1999.
For more information visit: https://nwaa.net.
Naomi House and Jacksplace are hospices for children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
For more information visit: http://www.naomihouse.org.uk.
We also work directly with a number of military organisations, groups and charities, especially for our wounded servicemen and women who come and fly as part of their rehabilitation.
To enquire about either of our charitable options, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the sales team at your chosen venue:
We can help you in two ways:
Basingstoke 01256 305 294
Manchester 0161 359 3864
Milton Keynes 01908 247773