Disability Snowsport UK - The Skiers and Boarders Charity
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From Milton Keynes EB
Donation by AJ £130.00 + £32.50 Gift Aid
Celebrating Yvonne and John Bennett's 50th Birthdays by donating to a great charity close to their hearts.
Donation by Deb Gerrett £50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid
It's great work you do.
Donation by Max and Sharon Welby £100.00 + £0.00 Gift Aid
We're donating to celebrate the 50th birthdays of John and Yvonne Bennett. Happy Birthday both of you, Jane and Graham Kitchen
Donation by Jane Kitchen
Why your donation matters
At the heart of our plans is our desire to increase opportunities, fitness, mobility, freedom, social interaction, independence and skill of people with disabilities, and to identify and nurture the abilities of young potential athletes. A disabled person chooses both freedom and independence when they snap into bindings or transfer from a wheelchair to a sit ski. They also make a choice to actively access adventure, a choice that is made possible by the work of Disability Snowsport UK.We seek to help individuals or groups to improve their quality of life and transfer the benefits gained from taking part in Snowsport into their everyday life. Each week we witness how our work helps physical and cognitive development, as well as improving social and emotional skills.
Case study: donations in action
Name: Louisa Turtill Age: 4 Disability: Visually Impaired From: Cambridgeshire DSUK Ski School: Milton Keynes
Louisa started skiing with us back in the summer of 2011, and from the very start showed incredible potential. On her first lesson she challenged her brother and his friend to a race from the top of the lesson hill and won (with a little help from her instructor Charlie!).
By her third lesson she was starting to turn, and can now confidently follow her brother down the slope. Her potential did not go unnoticed and SNO!zone have now offered Louisa sponsorship, making her the youngest skier, and only non-professional adaptive skier to be sponsored by the company.
Louisa is yet to reach the top of the main slope, but it is a challenge she has readily accepted!
With the launch of the DSUK and Crystal ‘Access for All’ race league this summer, it is hoped that Louisa will enter the league with her brother Alex acting as her guide.