Weʼre raising £5,000 to help us qualify for the Beijing Winter Paralympics in March 2022
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Imagine being registered blind. Now imagine throwing yourself down a steep slalom race course at 45 mph, only knowing where to go by following your guide’s bright yellow jacket and listening to what she says via your bluetooth headset.
You can’t see the gates you race through. You don’t know where the edge of the piste is, nor if there are any trees or hazards around. You don’t know what the snow conditions are like – and forget about seeing other skiers. You’ve got no chance at spotting them!
James Luetchford is a Severely Sight Impaired (classified B2) alpine ski racer, who is guided by his wife, Alice Luetchford. They ski for Great Britain in international Slalom, Giant Slalom and Super-G races.
Ranked number 18 in the world at the end of the winter 2020/21 season, James and Alice are pursuing their dreams to qualify for the Winter Paralympic Games.
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Oct 19, 2021
Sooo inspiring! Best of luck and keep up the good work!
James Lindner and Rachel Lindner
Oct 17, 2021
My son James was inspired by your story and wanted to contribute £5 from his pocket money. I will match that. Good luck!
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About the fundraiser
Alice is a ski guide for her Severely Sight Impaired (aka blind) husband, James. Together they ski race for Great Britain. They are Londoners, and completely self-funded. They balance their skiing with working in London to try and raise money for their skiing.