**Correction - jumping will start on the 11th at 10am not 9am**
Problems with the sign up form have been dramatically solved!
Sign up to the DUCK Bungee Jump at: http://duck-do.es/BungeePalaceGreen13
Durham is often underrated by those who live here for 50% of their year as one of the most beautiful cities in the UK - particularly when you've got a good view of the cathedral - particularly when that view is from a small platform 175ft above palace green with you rigged to take the leap of your life!
Yes sir, DUCK's annual bungee jump impressively captures the interest of Durham's adrenaline ehthusiasts and view seekers alike in some sort of awesome mash up! Keen to see what you're missing? At £30 fee and £35 fundraising it's easy enough to take 30 minutes out of your day and find out!
|When?||Saturday 11th May|
|What will it cost me?||£30 entry fee + £35 fundraising|
|What's the charity?||Participants' choice|
|Fundraising deadline||5pm on 7th June|
But it's SO close to exams!!
Yes, we thought of this. In truth though the event has always been during the exam period. So rather than trying to hide it we thought we'd go all out and flaunt it as the perfect way to escape revision for a well-timed lunch break! The company Extreme Sensations are exrtemely efficient, and so your jump itself will take up no more than 5 minutes of your time. You'd be unlucky for the whole experience to take more than 30 minutes if you so wished.
How do I sign up?
This one's easy. Either fill out the application form at the top of this page to book a spot or simply rock up on the day and pay the full £65! Filling out the application form will make the process smoother on the day as we can give people rough time slots, but it's entirely optional. If you've signed up online then please drop off your £30 entry fee and £35 security cheque to the DUCK office before Friday 10th May to confirm your place. The £35 security cheque won't be cashed unless you fail to raise the minimum amount by 5pm on the 7th June.
Where does the money go?
DUCK pay £3,000 for the crane outright. Extreme Sensations will be operating throughout the whole day and quote their maximum capacity as 140 jumpers. If we get 100 as is our inimum target then our costs are entirely covered by the £30 per person entry fee's and the remainder of the money goes straight to the charity of your choice! In the event that less than 100 people jump, a small amount of the fundraising will go to subsidise the cost of the crane and the remainder will go directly to charity. If you have any questions about this please feel free to use the contact info at the bottom of this page.
"Before this summer, my idea of fun did not include plunging 170ft head first off a crane with nothing but a precariously tied thread of elastic to break my fall. I signed up to the DUCK bungee jump to raise money for a good cause – on this occasion, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity - and to cross another challenge off my bucket list. The thought that I might possibly enjoy the experience was an alien one. As I stood trembling at the top of the crane, dressed head to toe in a tiger onesie, I remember my last words (among others) were: “This is only happening once”. Twenty minutes later there I was at the top of the crane again, ready for round two, as a tandem jump. I ended the afternoon feeling exhilarated and very grateful to everyone who sponsored me as well as to DUCK for giving me yet another opportunity to explore my limits. Awesome." - Georgia Brooke-Hitching, Castle
"As I woke up on the morning after my 22nd birthday, hungover as a bucket-of-wet-shrimp-left-out-in-the-sun, the last thing that I could have ever considered was that I’d be throwing myself off of a crane later that day. 5 hours, a huge greasy breakfast, a trip to palace green and a bit of £££ later, I found myself on top of said crane, with no way off but to jump. What can I say, I couldn’t resist! Also, Adrenaline – best hangover cure ever!!" - Chris Pocock, Trevs
See the Challenges homepage for more ways to overcome the mundane and truly put mind over matter for charity!