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Sports Challenges


Skydiving

JUMP FROM UP TO 13,500FT OVER 2 MILES HIGH ABOVE THE BEAUTIFUL WILTSHIRE COUNTRYSIDE.

Feel completely secure in the safe hands of the Army Parachute Association. 
Have friends and family closer to the action than any other drop zone in the UK.
After 30 minutes thorough training you could be on your way to the ultimate adventure: AN EXCITING TANDEM SKYDIVE

MILITARY INSTRUCTORS

Who have had their parachuting experience in some of the most challenging environments in the world.  They will take you through your training, then safely attached to your instructor you fly in our modern Cessna Caravan aircraft to over 2 miles high.

FREEFALL TAKES ABOUT 45 SECONDS, FALLING AT SPEEDS OF UP TO 120 MPH

You can engage a skilled video flyer to capture your skydive adventure and then take away a fabulous record of your day on a special high res USB stick, landing on to the biggest drop zone in the UK will be YouTube ready! If you are interested in having your jump filmed, pre-booking is recommended as camera slots are limited on the day.

Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays from 8am until dusk and Wednesdays and Fridays afternoons from 12:00 until last light throughout the year.

The Netheravon parachute centre is located between Salisbury and Marlborough just off the A345, approximately 5 miles north of the A303. Airfield Camp Netheravon is sign posted on red military road signs from the village of Netheravon. The Camp is situated on a hill above the village itself.

WARNING!  Tom Tom and other Sat Navs will direct you to the wrong place if you enter our postcode. Use SP4 9RY instead, this will get you to the road just before the entrance to the airfield camp.

https://www.netheravon.com/tandem/faqs/

NB: Dogs are not permitted 

Cafe facilities are available providing hot and cold drinks and meals during opening hours.

https://www.netheravon.com

Age:

16 years minimum

Weight Limits:

Tandem: 16st / 102Kg

How to Skydive for Headway Surrey, we ask you to make a deposit of £300 to reserve your place and raise a minimum of £400.  Once you have raised £400 or more, we can refund your £300 deposit.  Click on the link below to pay deposit and send an email to maggee@headwaysurrey.org with your full name, email and phone number.


London Marathon

Every year Headway Surrey has 5 entrants in the Actual London Marathon, and 10 entrants for the Virtual London Marathon.

We have targets of £2,500 for the Actual London race and £200 for the Virtual Race, which can be done anywhere over 24 hours on the 2nd October 2022 and you receive a t-shirt and medal for both races!

Our runners from 2021 showed amazing commitment to their training and we are so grateful for their support, they raised in excess of £14,000.

We enjoyed hearing updates from them about their gruelling schedule and their stories that led them to the London Marathon.  


Abseiling Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

2022 All Year

The Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth boasts spectacular views of the South Coast. Why not challenge yourself to a 100m abseiling down the iconic Spinnaker Tower and raise funds for Headway Surrey! 

Abseil on your own or in a group.  We can let you know if anyone else is doing it and you might be able to do it on the same day.  Look Here for more details, photos and video: Abseiling - Spinnaker Tower and you can book your place directly.  Remember to set up a sponsorship page such as Just Giving and link into Headway Surrey, charity number 1046863.  Make sure it's the Surrey Headway and not any other one in the UK.

Please let us know if you are doing it on enquiries@headwaysurrey.org

Cost

£100 per person Abseil 

£130 per person Gold package: Abseil (including participants medal) + GoPro video + Photo 

£140 per person Platinum package: Abseil (including participants medal) + GoPro video + Photo + T-shirt

Private Abseil Booking for 40 people £4,200 ideal for a corporate or group day out!

Requirements to abseil:
14 years of age or over, anyone under the age of 18 must have a guardian present to sign consent.
A weight of less than 120kg/19 Stone which is the maximum weight the harnesses can bear.

 

 


Annual Guildford Sponsored Walk / Run - 5K or 10K

May

This is an annual event marshalled and planned by the Guildford Rotary Club.  It is a a circular route starting and finishing from Shalford Park. 1k, 5k and 10k.  Free parking, food and refreshments, toilets and first aid all on site. 

We always have a team of Headway Surrey enthusiasts, people with and without brain injury, their families, carers, staff and volunteers (including the occasional dog on a lead and juniors).

 

 

 


Annual Guildford Raft Race

July - First Weekend Every Year

The Guildford Raft Race has been run annually by the Guildford Lions for local charities and will be known as the  The Big River Race in future years. 

The race will launch from Millmead Island at the bottom of Guildford High Street and behind the Yvonne Arnauld Theatre and the first team to make it downstream to the Wey Kayak Club is the winner. As part of the fun, there'll be races for different classes of crafts, including paddleboards, and ducks! All proceeds will go to local charities.   

This event is FREE for spectators!


BIG RAFT RACE - 15:00 hours
Registration time: 13:00

Build your raft, festoon with decorations and race it from Millmead (GU2 4BE) to the Riverside Centre in Stoughton (GU1 1LW)for a BBQ celebration.
Classes include home-made rafts; paddle-boards and kayaks and canoes.
Open to businesses, groups and individuals.

Pay for your raft entry free (£40.00)

Here's a picture of our merry crew from Headway Surrey making a splash back in 2018 and we raised just over £5,000.


Meet our fundraisers

Molly Leopold 

Molly is taking part in a challenge to swim 30k in February for Headway Surrey because she want to raise funds for this amazing charity.

 


Read Jo's story

Jo is raising much needed funds for Headway Surrey because their incredible clients deserve continued support.

Donations

If you are thinking of donating to Headway Surrey, you will be supporting a charity that really makes a difference to survivors of acquired brain injuries.

In Memory, Celebrations & Tributes

There are many interesting ways you can donate to us and whether it is celebrating a special occasion or paying a tribute to a loved one we are always very grateful for your support.

Friends of Headway Surrey

It's very easy to become a Friend of Headway Surrey and there are many benefits too.

Volunteering

Whatever your skill come and talk to us about volunteering - we could do with your help.

Shop

We have a limited number of Christmas cards and colouring books for sale.

Payroll Giving

It's very easy to become a Friend of Headway Surrey and there are many benefits too.

How you can Help Us

Donate to Headway Surrey

We rely on voluntary donations to continue to provide vital services to brain injury survivors and their families. There are many ways to make a donation

Volunteer

Whatever your skills and experience - we can find you a role.