Have you got a brave bear? Do you know someone with a soft but daring doll? Would you like to see your teddy/soft doll parachuting from the top of St Peter’s Church Tower?
If so then please come along to St Peter’s Church at 3pm on Saturday 16th May where all the items you will need to make a parachute for your bear/doll will be available. All toys made of the right stuff(soft and fluffy!) will then be taken up and launched by the organisers from the Church Tower commencing at 4pm. Alternatively you can make your bear’s parachute at home and come along to the Church at 3.45pm to register your bear to jump.
Rewards for Teddy Owners:
- Certificates for successful jumpers
- Prize for the slowest descent
- A large helping of fun and excitement
- Teddies should weigh between 90g – 380g (3 – 13.5oz)
- Teddy owners stay on the ground. All bears will be released from the Church Tower by the event ‘Jumpmaster’
- Whilst every effort will be made to recover safely all bears who participate, the event organisers cannot be held responsible for the vagaries of wind gust and parachute aerodynamics. It is possible some brave bears may drift onto an adjacent rooftop or garden or get hooked on a building from where their recovery may be challenging. Alternatively, your bear may get injured on landing. Please bear this in mind when choosing your parachuting teddy.
All brave bears will be asked to pay a small fee of £3 for their daring jump which will go towards the Love Oundle Fund which supports projects to improve the town.
** The Teddy Bear Parachuting is dependent upon The Peregrine Falcons which regularly feed on the Church Battlements. If the Falcons decide to nest on the Tower then access to the Battlements will be prohibited by law. Likewise inclement weather conditions – rain/wind – will mean the bears cannot jump. In either of these events the Bears will descend a zip-wire along the Nave of the Church instead of parachuting. **
N.B. If your Teddy is injured Furst Aid will be on paw from the Paratedics and Teddymedics in the Tedical Centre.