2018 Challenges:

Skydive for us

Experience the excitement of a free fall with a tandem parachute jump! We work with a company called Skyline to offer our supporters the chance to take part in a must-do bucket list challenge whilst raising money for our organisation.

Following a short pre-jump briefing, you will enjoy the thrill of free fall and even learn the basics of steering and landing a modern ‘square’ gliding parachute, while securely attached to a highly experienced instructor. All you need to do is smile and enjoy your skydive.

With a tandem parachute specially designed for two people, you will board an aircraft and soar to around 13,000 feet (approximately two miles high!). When you and your instructor leave the plane, you will fall at about 120 mph, descending to 5,000 feet in around 40 seconds. At this point, your instructor will open the parachute and fly you safely back to earth! During the six minutes or so under the parachute, you will enjoy breath-taking and unique views of the local area and beyond.

Mid and North East Essex Skydiving day at Norwich Airfield is taking place on Saturday 12th May 2018. We have limited amount of places available, so to reserve your place please visit our booking page here.

Or to book your own skydive on your chosen day, please visit Skyline’s webpage here and use the ‘charity selector’ to find Mid and North East Essex Mind listed under the ‘Mental and Physical Conditions’ category.

Minimum sponsorship amount for a tandem skydive is £395.


London to Brighton Cycle Ride

Taking place on Sunday 16th September 2018

Over 4,000 riders will take part in this cycle ride covering 54 miles from south London to Madeira Drive on Brighton sea front. Join our team and raise money to support people living with a mental health problem locally. As part of our team you will receive a complimentary t-shirt to cycle in, Free buffet lunch in the picturesque village of Turners Hill, water stops on route, full mechanical support, pre-event support and bike and coach transport back to London.
To book your place click here.

Registration fee £45
Minimum sponsorship £150


Prudential Ride London – Surrey 100 FULLY BOOKED

Taking place on 28th – 29th July 2018

Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Prudential Ride London – Surrey 100 starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100 mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. The ride finishes on The Mall in central London. For more information, please see the event’s website here.

We have limited places available for this cycle ride, to apply for a place please complete the form below and return it to us by Midnight on Sunday 18th March.

Registration fee £35
Minimum sponsorship £500

Prudential Ride London 2018 Application Form


Royal Parks Half Marathon

Taking place on Sunday 14th October 2018

We are pleased to be able to offer an opportunity for you to run in the Royal Parks Half Marathon, a spectacular Half Marathon in central London – the first and only one of its kind. The stunning 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

To find out more please contact the fundraising team on 01206 764600.

Registration fee £50
Minimum sponsorship £300


There are a number of runs taking places throughout 2018, whether you are new to running and looking for your first race or looking for something more challenging there is a race for you. All races are open for entry, once you have secured your place through the race organisers get in touch with us at fundraising@mnessexmind.org for your fundraising pack and t-shirt.

See a list of running events here

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