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Weʼre raising £5,000 to buy essential ski equipment for the Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team

Tonbridge, Kent, UK

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I am an athlete in the Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team (AFPST) – formerly the Combined Services Disabled Ski Team (CSDST) – a Service charity that exists to accelerate the recovery of wounded, injured or sick military personnel and veterans through the medium of performance alpine skiing, snowboarding and Nordic/biathlon. The competitive winter sports focus helps the disabled athletes regain their spirit of challenge and competition. You can read about the Team and it’s athletes on the website (www.afpst.co.uk) their achievements and aspirations. All of the athletes are exceptional young men and women who have given so much in the service of their country. Anything that you can do to help them achieve their aspirations will be extremely well received as the charity could not exist without the support of it’s amazing donors.

Since leaving the Royal Navy (after being diagnosed with the lifelong illnesses Fibromyalgia and M.E.), the team has helped me through very difficult times and has been instrumental in helping me regain confidence, self-belief, strength, mobility, and a sense that I can live a full and active life again. I have spent over a decade battling chronic pain and fatigue, and serious mobility issues. I quickly became isolated and this brought on severe anxiety and depression. The AFPST gave me an opportunity to be part of something, to challenge myself with the support of my team mates, to overcome/learn to manage my difficulties, and to enjoy a sense of achievement. Skiing brings me relief and freedom from the degree of pain, stiffness and fatigue that nornally holds me back. The AFPST has changed my life for the better in ways I never imagined so I want to raise funds for some of the equipment the team needs for me, and other athletes, to continue our recovery journeys.

Please help support this incredibie charity, and me, by giving as little or as much as you feel comfortable. Every penny counts so every donation is appreciated. Thank you in advance for your interest and your generosity.

You can read about the AFPST and some of it’s athletes on the website: www.afpst.co.uk (and we are also on Facebook & Instagram)

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 28, 2018

      Tiffany, it was great to meet you and hear your inspiring story at the Women in PayTech event. All good wishes for your challenging future endeavours. Best wishes, Tory

    • Diane Ayres

      Diane Ayres

      Sep 25, 2018

      Thanks for sharing your story with us at the EPA Women in Paytech event and good luck for the future

    • Thomas Connelly

      Thomas Connelly

      Sep 19, 2018

      £50.00

    • Anne-Marie Woznitza

      Anne-Marie Woznitza

      Sep 13, 2018

      Hi Tiffany I saw you talk at the EPA event yesterday and found you really inspirational. Good luck and keep going. I wish you the very best.

      £50.00

    • Niki Akhurst

      Niki Akhurst

      Sep 13, 2018

      Tiffany, thank you so so much for speaking at our Women in Paytech event yesterday. Just a small personal thank you from me! You are inspiring! xx

      £50.00

    • Kensema Adade

      Kensema Adade

      Apr 4, 2018

      Keep up the good work Tiff!

      £20.00

    • Rachel Cooper

      Rachel Cooper

      Mar 13, 2018

      Good Luck Tiffany...you're doing amazing Xx

      £5.00

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    Tiffany Oatway

    Tiffany Oatway

    Tonbridge, Kent, UK

    I was in the Royal Navy when I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 2009. By the time I met the AFPST I had been out of the Navy for 6 years and had been struggling physically and mentally for over a decade. The AFPST helped me get my life back.

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