YMCA skydive 2023 - YMCA DownsLink Group

YMCA skydive 2023

skydive group standing in a line smiling, ready to start. All 6 people are wearing pink YMCA tshirts

This summer, 16 brave volunteers completed an exhilarating skydive to raise vital funds to help tackle youth homelessness.


The event was a huge success and we’re delighted to announce that they raised an incredible £9,500! The brave 16 were made up of YMCA DownsLink Group supporters, corporate partners and staff members who all wanted to do something they’d never forget whilst also supporting young people facing homelessness in Sussex and Surrey.

We want to say a huge thank you to GoSkydive for making this event happen and we can’t wait to come back next year!

Among the daring skydivers was Claire, she told us:

“I loved, loved, loved doing this. So pleased we raised over £9,000, that is amazing!! I took on the challenge as I’ve always wanted to do a skydive, and saw this as the ideal opportunity to tick something off my bucket list and also to raise money for a really worthwhile charity, close to my heart, and make a small local difference to young peoples lives.”

The funds raised from the skydive will support our essential services and projects, such as our supported accommodation for young people at risk, our youth advice centres, community and school counselling services, family mediation and other youth focussed services.

We were so pleased with the success of the skydive this summer, we’ve already planned another for next spring and had people register interest straight away. It’s a great way to tick something off your bucket list, whilst also making a huge difference to vulnerable young people in your community.

If you think you could take on a skydive, why not register your interest through the link here.

Or click here to find out other ways you can get involved. 

Claire and Sam smiling ready to get in the plane to start the skydive


YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

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