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Enhancing the range and quality of patient care and sponsoring pioneering research


Judith and Jeremy's Race...

Judith and Jeremy's Race to the King
We had the pleasure of meeting Judith Murray and Jeremy King this week and were thrilled to be able to show them round the unit, so they could see the projects we have funded from our past appeals and hear about our current...

Ella's Chop for Charity...

Ella's Chop for Charity
12 year old Ella Ashford is preparing to have her gorgeous blonde locks cut off in her fundraising efforts to support Smile4Wessex. This is her own way of thanking the brilliant team here at the Wessex Neurological Centre,...

Waitrose Community Matters

Waitrose Community Matters
If you shop at Waitrose you can nominate Smile4Wessex as your chosen local charity by completing the nomination form found at the Customer Services desk in store. Three good causes receive a share of £1,000...

Smile4Wessex Neuro Open...

Smile4Wessex Neuro Open Day
Our long-awaited Neuro Open Day gave those attending a unique opportunity to see and learn about many of the amazing projects that Smile4Wessex has funded. Following a brief welcome and introduction, visitors were divided...

'Wall of Smiles' Launched

'Wall of Smiles' Launched
We are delighted to announce details of the Smile4Wessex 'Wall of Smiles'. For the full story of this new initiative please click Wall of Smiles  

Skydive with The Red Devils

Ever wondered what it's like to skydive from 13,000ft above the English countryside? Well here's your chance, and if you're going to jump out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft then who better to do it with than the world renowned Army Parachute Display Team, the Red Devils!

About Your Red Devil Tandem Skydive

Experience the adrenaline rush of tandem skydiving with the best in the business! This exciting day will involve an introduction to the Red Devils Team followed by a thorough training session on the ground.

When you are fully briefed and it is your turn to jump you will board the aircraft with your Red Devils tandem instructor, once aboard you will be attached to your instructor in readiness for the jump. The aircraft will take off and climb to 13,000ft (2 1/2 miles up!), during the climb you will be able to see stunning aerial views from a unique perspective.

At exit altitude you move to the door of the aircraft and on the count of 3 jump out into freefall. For some people the next 45 seconds lasts forever, for others it is over in the blink of an eye. However it takes you, your instructor will deploy the parachute at approximately 6,000ft for the canopy ride to the ground.

Due to their very busy schedule, opportunities to jump with the Red Devils are limited to just a few days each year, and places are accordingly hard to come by. Fortunately, Smile4Wessex has again secured a small number of places for this year's programme, but you'll need to be quick to reserve your chance to take one of those spots.

Red Devil tandem day locations: Tandem Skydives are held at Old Sarum, Nr Salisbury Wiltshire and Langar Airfield, Nottinghamshire

The cost for a Red Devil Tandem Skydive experience is £299, of which you will need to pay £100 upon booking, and if you raise a minimum of £500 in sponsorship then you won't have to pay a penny more.

For an additional fee of £120, you can even have your tandem skydive experience filmed by an expert freefall cameramen (subject to availability).

There are a few restrictions to who can jump - aside from having the courage to do so.

You'll need to be no more than 6’2 in height, a maximum of 15st (for men) or 13st (for women), and a minimum of 16 years of age. If you're aged over 40 you will also need a declaration of fitness signed by your GP.

So, if you fancy joining an elite few who have jumped with the Red Devils, please email for further details of how to book.