Hen and stag dos have come a long way since the days of an evening get-together the night before the big day. Now a big event for brides and grooms-to-be, everyone searches for new ways to make theirs the best yet.
Just like everything to do with weddings, trends for hen and stag dos come and go. There have been wild nights out, clubbing until dawn, travels to foreign countries near and far, spa breaks and weekends away, paintball and bungee jumping. In an effort to do something both fun and worthwhile, a new trend in hen and stag activities has emerged – doing something fun and worthwhile for charity!
The charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer has embraced the hens and stags who are looking to do something memorable while contributing to a worthy cause – after all, almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer. Combining a great opportunity to raise funds with a daring and exhilarating rush of a skydive, this will be one stag or hen do the brides and grooms will never forget!
Breakthrough Breast Cancer is offering free sky-dives for brave hens and stags if they can raise £325*.
Imagine the ultimate rush that goes alongside freefalling from 10,000 feet at over 120 miles per hour, knowing that you are simultaneously helping to raise vital, life-saving funds. What better way to create that memorable send off in to married bliss?
“It was biggest buzz of my life. I was worried I would get to the edge and be too frightened to drop, but it’s not like that at all. Do something amazing. It will stay with you for the rest of your life and knowing you are raising money for a fantastic cause will give you the courage you need,” says Sam from Suffolk.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK, with more than 50,000 women and 400 men diagnosed each year. Making fundraising part of your stag or hen weekend is a wonderful way to get your friends together for a cause that will touch so many people’s lives.
You can choose from three types of skydive – tandem, static line or accelerated free-fall – from twenty locations across the UK and the Breakthrough Events Team will support you every step of the way.
To request your free enquiry pack please visit www.breakthrough.org.uk/skydive or call 0207 280 4289.
*minimum fundraising target in England and Wales, £450 for Scotland
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