Flying high and having a ball!

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4th August 2017
Indoor skydiving with iFly

Revitalise guests get active during Youth Week

Revitalise’s guests took to the air and got a splash of colour during the charity’s annual summer Youth Weeks around its three centres.

Colourblast at Jubilee Lodge

 

On Tuesday 1 August, Revitalise Sandpipers held its very own mini-Glastonbury in the centre’s grounds overlooking Southport’s Marine Lake. The fully accessible festival recreated the authentic festival experience on a small scale, complete with a main stage and pop-up bar.

 

The centre’s guests and volunteers were entertained by music acts and the event also featured a ‘colourblast’ zone – in which the guests and volunteers were splashed with colour – a pop-up bar sponsored by Southport Brewery, an art exhibition, hair braiding and henna tattoos.

Just two days later, seven intrepid disabled guests from Revitalise Jubilee Lodge took to the air in Milton Keynes with an accessible session of indoor skydiving, courtesy of iFly.

Indoor Skydiving recreates the adrenalin rush and sensation of freefalling indoors, through the ingenious use of a powerful upward-facing fan.

iFly also presented a cheque for £280 to Revitalise after the guests’ flights, thanks to their idea of donating £10 for each charity fundraiser to the charity of their choice.

Meanwhile, down at Revitalise Netley Waterside House, guests were treated to a grand scavenger hunt around the centre’s expansive grounds overlooking Southampton water. The adventurous guests and volunteers had to contend with the added hazard of eggs and water bombs aimed at the unwary!

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