Rowan wants you to do something incredible!

January 18, 2022

Cambridge-based arts charity Rowan challenges you to take on a bucket-list experience to raise money for its student artists.

The charity, which provides creative workshops and a forest school for adults with learning disabilities, is looking for volunteers to take part in a tandem skydive on 30 April.

Following a short pre-jump briefing, adventurous participants will board an aircraft at Peterborough Airfield, climbing to around 13,000 feet. Accompanied by highly experienced instructors, divers will exit the plane and enjoy the thrill of freefall before the parachute opens and they are brought safely to earth while experiencing breath-taking views.

Mirka Anderson completed a skydive for the charity in 2010. “I did the skydive for Rowan because it is an amazing creative hub for adults with learning disabilities,” she said. “My daughter Emma, who is 37 and has Down’s Syndrome, has been attending Rowan for the past 12 years and her progress both socially and artistically has been enormous. Her confidence has rocketed, her communication skills are effective, and her sense of humour is bringing smiles to all she encounters every day!”

“Everyone who knows Rowan knows that it is a charity that stays in your heart,” said Fundraising Engagement Manager Rose Bloomfield. “We want to hear from all the daredevils out there who are brave enough to jump out of plane to raise all-important funds!”

Those taking up Rowan fundraising places are asked to raise a minimum of £395 through sponsorship. All money will go directly towards the day-to-day running costs of Rowan, where the arts are used as a tool to tackle social exclusion and improve the wellbeing of students.

To find out more about skydiving for Rowan, please contact Rowan on 01223 566027 or email