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Ultimate Challenges

 

Autism Awareness Skydive

Choose to be part of our annual ultimate sponsored challenge and free fall at 120mph by skydiving from a plane flying at 10,000ft! 

Our annual skydive, the first event of 2020, will take place throughout April, all you have to do is raise a minimum of £500 in sponsorship funds and your jump will be free! You will even get a keepsake video of your skydive to relive your experience of the day.

Age/ Weight Restrictions: Participants must be a minimum of 16 years old and a maximum of 49 years old/ Maximum of 14 stone (89kg)

 

Where: Skydive Strathallan, Near Gleneagles

When: Any date throughout April 2020 

Contact for more info: fundraising@scottishautism.org

Register for a Fundraising Pack

Dundee Daredevil Abseil

Abseil 140ft off Tower Building in Dundee and enjoy amazing views of the iconic city now home to the V&A Museum! Now officially the sunniest city in Scotland, there's no better place to tick this challenge off your bucket list.  

No previous experience is necessary, the challenge is open to those 16 years and older.

 

Where: Tower Building, University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4HN

When: 18th August 2019

Sponsorship target: £100

Minimum age restriction: Participants must be 16 or older

Booking: £10 booking fee - email fundraising@scottishautism.org to book your place today!

Superhero Firewalk

Choose to take part in our annual firewalk events and raise awareness and vital funds for Scottish Autism!

People on the autism spectrum may process certain sensory stimuli differently from those that are typically developing. Many autistic people have difficulty processing everyday sensory information including ‘touch'.

‘’Every time I am touched it hurts; it feels like fire running through my body’’ - Author, Gail Gillingham

Any of the senses may be over (hypo) or under (hyper) sensitive, and can have a profound effect on a person’s life. The aim of this firewalk is to allow you to briefly experience how sensory challenges may be faced every day by people on the autism spectrum.

 

GLASGOW EVENT

Where: West of Scotland Cricket Club, 40-44 Peel Street, Glasgow, G11 5LU

When: 8th December 2019

Sponsorship target: £75

Minimum age restriction: Participants must be 14 or older

Booking: £10 booking fee - email fundraising@scottishautism.org to book your place today!
 

EDINBURGH EVENT

Where: Holyrood Park and Education Centre, Edinburgh

When: 24th November 2019

Sponsorship target: £75

Minimum age restriction: Participants must be 14 or older

Booking: £10 booking fee - email fundraising@scottishautism.org to book your place today!
 

Can my friends and family come to watch me?
Yes they are welcome to come and watch the actual firewalk itself, however, spectators/children are not allowed in the training sessions which happen before the firewalk itself. We suggest friends and family find a nice coffee shop to wait at during the training session and we will advise them what time would be best to make their way back to the park in order to watch the firewalk take place. The training session will last about 2 hours.

What happens at a firewalk?
After introductions, we will light the fire together and the evening’s preparation begins.  While the fire transforms itself into glowing hot coals, we will spend the evening working with a range of techniques and activities to help prepare you mentally for the firewalk itself.  The grand finale is of course the act of walking over the red hot coals; an experience you will remember for the rest of your life and for many people is a moment of profound understanding of what living with a sensory challenge can feel like.

Isn’t it dangerous?
Firewalking is a metaphor for life - When we step forward to do something we’ve never done before, we run the risk of discomfort, disappointment, or even pain.  The firewalk instructor leading you through the workshop has participated and led countless firewalks, with many hundreds of participants, and it is very rare for anyone to experience anything more uncomfortable than an occasional small blister, or ‘fire kiss’ as they are also known.  However, the power of the firewalk lies in the fact that it is an inherently risky activity, and the power of your experience partly hinges on your willingness to take a risk in order to make a change and experience a new reality.  Everyone decides for themselves whether to walk the fire, and when to do so. Therefore, be assured that you will not be coerced into doing anything that doesn’t feel right to you.

Contact for more info: fundraising@scottishautism.org

The Forth Rail Bridge Abseil

Enjoy the ultimate 165ft free-fall S.A.S.-style abseil off the Forth Rail Bridge; Scotland’s most iconic structure, which has now been standing for over 125 years.

With crowds cheering you on your way down you’ll be on top of the world.

 

Where: South Queensferry

When: 9th June 2019

Contact for more info: fundraising@scottishautism.org

Register for a Fundraising Pack