Skydivers unite for needy kids
Residents can raise money for needy children by jumping from extreme heights.
The Gravity Gives Project is an extreme fundraising event for Save the Children New Zealand and is also held in Canada and the United States.
People can opt to skydive or bungy individually or as part of a team and get their family and friends to sponsor them.
So far Auckland bungy operator AJ Hackett is supporting the project and participants can contact their local skydive or bungy centres to book their jumps.
Project founder Greg Nelson says the aim is to provide a brighter future for children by uniting the extreme sports community.
‘‘Thrill-seekers and adventurists alike will have a chance to strike one off their bucket list.
‘‘Individuals who have a goal of trying something new and exhilarating this year can use it to benefit others,’’ he says.
The event will be held over the weekend of February 23 to 24.
Donations can be made online and all donations will go to Save The Children New Zealand.