Scottish social care charity Cornerstone has teamed up with an offshore company to provide a unique fundraising challenge for 16 willing participants.
The Chopper Challenge, which is hosted by Falck Safety Services in Dyce, will aim to give people a taste of life in the oil and gas industry.
Four teams of four are wanted to take part and participants will be given a safety briefing by instructors before being strapped into the helicopter underwater escape training simulator and plunged into a swimming pool.
They will then put their newfound survival techniques to the test as they swim to the surface.
The event will go ahead on Thursday, November 17, and each team is required to raise £400 in sponsorship.
Proceeds will go to Cornerstone’s Quality of Life programme, which aims to transform the lives of those with disabilities.
Lisa Duthie, director of fundraising with the charity, was glad to be able to team up with Falck Safety Services.
She said: “The money raised will help Cornerstone provide specialist support and services to adults, young people and children across the north-east who have learning disabilities, physical disabilities or other complex needs.
“Plus, thanks to Falck’s extremely generous offer to donate the use of their facilities free of charge, every single penny raised will go directly to Cornerstone and the people we support.”