On Saturday 19th May, Worthing Churches Homeless Projects (WCHP) are encouraging people to take the leap and try a tandem skydive to help raise funds for charity! The jump is from 12,000ft and brave people completing the challenge can expect a 40 second free fall before the parachute opens for a slower, breath-taking descent to the ground. A previous participant Lesley said this about her experience “My Skydive was the most amazing and exhilarating experience of my life. The instructors are brilliant, kind and understanding to make a very special day to remember. I chose to support WCHP because of their amazing work, which makes a huge difference to people’s lives in so many ways. Everyone should have somewhere to call home. “
Why not face a fear of heights or dare to try something new this year to help raise funds for local people struggling with homelessness? Worthing Churches Homeless Projects offer a variety of services to support people who are homeless or insecurely housed in our community. St Clare’s Day Centre provides a cooked breakfast for 50p or tea, toast, cereals and as much tea and coffee as you can drink for free. There is a clothing store full of warm jumpers and coats as well as sleeping bags kindly donated by the local community to give out to people in need. It is from here that staff at the charity build relationships with people and can find the best way to support them – this may be going into one of WCHP’s hostels or into other accommodation in the town. The accommodation projects offer support to people around drug and alcohol needs as well as mental health support and one to one life skills help. It is the charity’s mission to end rough sleeping in our local area and to help people to achieve independent living.
The latest count shows that homelessness has risen 168% since 2010 and we are really noticing this in Worthing and Adur for the first time.
The money raised from the event will go towards helping the people that turn to the service each year for advice, a hot breakfast or longer term residential support and to keep these vital services running.
If you would like to take part in the jump or would like any further information about the event please contact Sophie on 01903 680740 – 252 or email [email protected]