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The Soldiers’ Charity | Skydive in Wales charity tandem skydive-in-wales


Looking for that next big adrenaline rush and a once in a lifetime experience?

Why not jump for charity while doing something incredible, all while supporting the Army’s national charity. Tandem skydiving is the easiest and most hassle-free way to make your first parachute jump. You will be in a dual harness, securely attached to your instructor who will give you a taste of what skydiving is all about. You’ll experience the amazing thrill of freefalling from 12,000 ft and enjoy a long parachute descent.  

Skydive Swansea has been flying high over the glorious Gower Peninsular in South Wales since 2007. Carl Williams (ex army) the Chief Instructor has been involved in the sport for over 30 years. With over 100 hours in free fall & over 13,000 jumps, he has been a tandem instructor for approximately 4,500 tandem jumps. Carl has also been instructing Accelerated Free Fall solo jumps since the early 90’s. Throughout his career, Carl has specialised in many aspects of the sport including flying parachuting aircraft and representing Great Britain in World Championships. Carl has won both team and individual awards in the National Championships between 1993 and 2018.

“What a fantastic day! Wonderful people and such a brilliant experience. Thank you!”
Interested in skydiving as part of a corporate team?

 If so, contact us on wales@soldierscharity.org call 07392 081 730 to find out more.

Fundraising support

We’ve lots of resources to get you started, including extra sponsorship forms and information on Gift Aid.

We can help you with resources such as collection tins, posters and balloons for your fundraising events.  If you need anything, please contact the team at wales@soldierscharity.org or call us on 02920 726 132.


We have various dates available in 2021. For more information about jumping for charity, please contact the Skydive Swansea team at info@skydiveswansea.com or call on 01792 207035.

Registration for our skydives in Wales are only £50 and all we ask participants is to commit to trying to raise £395.

If you’d like to pay for the cost of the tandem jump yourself then all we ask is that you just raise a minimum of £165 for our charity. Fundraising options are available on the sign up process. 

To learn more about our charity skydiving opportunities around the UK, simply follow the link here: https://soldierscharity.org/events/categories/extreme/
— Read on soldierscharity.org/events/skydive-in-wales/

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Holiday businesses in Wales adjusting to ‘the new normal’ | South Wales Argus

HOLIDAY businesses in Wales have begun adjusting to the “new normal” with unprecedented levels of demand as lockdown restrictions ease.
— Read more on www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/18578005.holiday-businesses-wales-adjusting-the-new-normal/

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Wales Rural Network News Roundup from 2020

Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 – Scheme Windows



Glastir Woodland Creation

The expression of interest window for Glastir Woodland Creation is now open. The closing date has been extended to 31 July 2020.
There have been a number of changes to the application process for Glastir Woodland Creation. Important information on these changes is available in the guidance on our website.pollin


Glastir Small Grants: landscape and pollinators 2019

In response to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the claim deadline has been extended until 30 September 2020. All claims must be submitted by this date.msbf


Micro Small Business Fund (MSBF)

MSBF is an investment fund for projects in the tourism sector in Wales. It can be used either to upgrade existing or create new high quality product.



Supplementary Guidance note for LEADER Local Action Groups and their Administrative Bodies 

LEADER is re-purposing its activities for the rest of the programme this does not replace existing guidance but there is supplementary guidance to assist.



Dairy Support Scheme

The Welsh Dairy Support Scheme application aimed at supporting dairy producers to maintain production capacity during coronavirus (COVID-19) is now available on RPW Online and will close on 14 August.



Live broadcasts to connect farmers with Farming Connect demonstration farm projects

As a result of the temporary suspension of its on-farm events this summer, Farming Connect will bring a series of live digital broadcasts from its demonstration sites to continue their engagement with farmers during the current pandemic. All events are scheduled to start at 19:30 and will be streamed live via the Zoom platform.



Consultation to tackle supply chain issues across UK dairy sector launched

A consultation to tackle supply chain issues across the UK dairy sector and provide new fairer conditions for milk contracts has today been launched by UK Governments.farmwell


FarmWell Wales

FarmWell Wales provides Welsh farmers with the most up-to-date information and details of support services. This can help them and their businesses stay resilient through times of change and volatility.fc covid

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Farming Connect – Coronavirus (Covid 19) “Whatever concerns you have about your business, this is not the time to shoulder your worries in silence, we will find you an expert who will listen to you and provide the confidential guidance and support you need either over the phone or digitally,” is the message from Eirwen Williams, director of rural programmes with Menter a Busnes, which together with Lantra Wales, delivers Farming Connect on behalf of the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. liaison


Farm Liaison Service

Confidential, one-to-one guidance and support. If you need to discuss any issues contact one of the Farm Liaison Service staff.



Welsh Government – COVID-19; (Coronavirus)

Keep Wales safe:

  • always observe social distancing
  • wash your hands regularly
  • if you are meeting one other household, stay outdoors 
  • work from home if you can

Stay at home if you or anyone you live with has symptoms.

Rural Payments Wales (RPW) statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) news

COVID-19 LEADER Activities

COVID-19 Business & Sector specific Newsletters

Are there any activities in your area to support communities during the pandemic, email any information to ruralnetwork@gov.uk.

Wales Skills Matching Service

A new online service, which will match employers with jobseekers looking for agricultural, land and veterinary work during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, has been launched.

Food & Drink Wales – North Wales Economic Ambition Board 

We have produced a Business survey to focus on the impact of COVID-19, how it has affected local businesses and their industries with a view to understanding what needs to be done to spark and support a revival when lockdown restrictions are lifted.



Announcing Farming Connect’s Agri Academy Class of 2020 – waiting to zoom into action!

Chicory could hold key to higher lamb DLWG at Denbighshire sheep farm

TUCK IN – sharing insights on marketing in a crisis

Claw Bands Help Welsh Lobsters Stand Out In The Home Crowd

Welsh sheep famers’ opinions needed

Local food and drink website announced

Key local bus service to be maintained until December

New site highlights employment in crucial period for food and drink sector

Retail Figures Show Growth in Red Meat Sales



Natural Resources Wales consultation launched

A consultation on changes to guidance for assessing the impact of ammonia and nitrogen from agricultural developments has been launched by Natural Resources Wales and will close on 31 August 2020.



Preparing Wales website

Following the UK’s departure from the EU on 31 January we are now in a transition period; during this time, the way you do business with the EU will not change. However, you will need to prepare and make changes to continue to do business at the end of the transition period.



Grants Online

Rural Development Grants across the UK.

The National Lottery Community Fund

National Lottery Funding can help you to make a difference in your community.



EIP-AGRI actions on organic farming

The EIP-AGRI network supports organic farming by promoting and sharing innovative practices.

EIP-AGRI – Innovation Support Services

New EIP-AGRI video on Innovation Support Services.

Three public consultations on climate change

The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.enrd


New LEADER cooperation resources online!

The document will be updated twice per year (next update scheduled for October 2020) and aims to provide information to LEADER stakeholders about the state of play of LEADER transnational cooperation in the EU, supplementing other relevant information provided by the ENRD Contact Point.

Pilot Project on Smart eco-social villages – final report

The final report of the Pilot Project on Smart eco-social villages, initiated by the European Parliament, is now available.

Rural, digital, attractive – digital solutions for rural areas

A study by the German federal IT Competence Office (ÖFIT) reviews challenges and success factors of 49 rural development projects which are pursuing digital solutions to improve local services and quality of life in rural areas.



10th annual European Algae Industry Summit

Date: 20/21 October 2020

Location: Reykjavik

What livestock has to offer to biodiversity and healthy soils

Date: 31 August 2020

Location: Portugal

Towards carbon neutral agriculture

Date: 09/10 September 2020

Location: Estonia

EIP-AGRI seminar: Healthy soils for Europe: sustainable management through knowledge and practice

Date: 07/08 October 2020

Location: Portugal

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – Premier Inn throws open its doors to tourist… #UKBiz #BizNews

Premier Inn throws open its doors to tourists


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WelshBiz News from Introbiz Swansea & West Wales…


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The most lusted-after spots in Britain during lockdown

BRITS cooped up in their houses during lockdown are pining after family days out and nature spots. Among the top spots in Britain are Trebah Garden …

The most lusted-after spots in Britain during lockdown

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Tourism Wales | Find Great Holiday Ideas or Visit Wales For Family Breaks, Weekend Getaways and Walking Holidays

The Best Places To Visit In Wales & Stay in Wales

The smallest of mainland Britain’s component countries, Wales offers many wonderful reasons to visit. The south includes cosmopolitan Cardiff, a good base from which to begin exploring the rest of the country. With its splendid castle, arcades, and historic buildings, it’s a city with plenty of places to visit and things to do. When you’re ready to venture further afield, you’ll find an abundance of attractions, including more than 400 castles and fortifications, gardens, breathtaking scenery, and heritage railways. However you decide to spend your time in Wales, rest assured you’re in good hands; the Welsh are some of the most interesting, easygoing people you’ll find anywhere.

— Read more on tourism.wales/

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Events and Festivals in November via Visit Wales

Find out what events and festivals are taking place in November. We’ve picked top events to help you plan your next day out in November.
— Read on www.visitwales.com/things-do/events/events-and-festivals-november


Record Visitor Figures for National Botanic Garden of Wales

Record Visitor Figures for National Botanic Garden of Wales

Record Visitor Figures for National Botanic Garden of Wales

— Read on businessnewswales.com/record-visitor-figures-for-national-botanic-garden-of-wales/


You can also find the British Bird of Prey Centre at the Gardens – see more via the link.

Record Visitor Figures for National Botanic Garden of Wales

Record Visitor Figures for National Botanic Garden of Wales

Record Visitor Figures for National Botanic Garden of Wales

— Read on businessnewswales.com/record-visitor-figures-for-national-botanic-garden-of-wales/


Top Beaches in North Wales

Top Beaches in North Wales

Top Beaches in North Wales
— Read on whatsonnorthwales.com/2019/04/20/top-beaches-in-north-wales/


Britain’s Glorious Movie Set

Britain’s Glorious Movie Set

— Read on www.britishlandscapesphotography.com/britains-glorious-movie-set/


Have a Cottages available for Tourism Rental In Wales – add it to the Cottage section of Tourism.wales

See the Cottages online at Tourism.wales
— Read more on tourism.wales/places-to-stay/cottages/


New To Wales Or Thinking Of Visiting? – check out www.tourism.wales & #tourismwales


Want to be featured on the new #TourismWales website? Visit the site and get in touch! www.tourism.wales


Coastal town of Pwllheli

Coastal town of Pwllheli Coastal town of Pwllheli — Read on whatsonnorthwales.com/2018/08/17/coastal-town-of-pwllheli/ Advertise on our #TourismWales website from just £99 Online Now!  Sign up today & we will start advertising your business in Wales straight away with our specialist digital marketing services for Tourism Businesses. Tourism Advertising and Marketing Services for South Wales, Mid Wales and […]


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Coastal town of Pwllheli

Visit Wales Events

Visit Wales Industry News 21st August 2018 Visit Wales Industry Roadshows 2018 – reminder to book now! Have you booked your place yet for the Visit Wales Industry Roadshows 2018?  If not book now as spaces are limited due to venue capacity. Visit Wales will be on the road in September for the latest series […]


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