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BC is Supporting Wounded Veterans

17 Oct 2016

Skiing With Heroes is a charity that helps wounded ex-Iraq and Afghanistan campaign soldiers back into employment through a ski-based support, mentoring, introduction and induction programme. Their work enables veterans to: Recover their confidence. Re-enter employment. Reclaim their lives. We want to help them raise money AND give you a luxury ski holiday.

 

Skiing With Heroes’ mission, to help wounded Veterans restore their confidence and find full-time employment, starts with a process called Skihabilitation, or rehabilitation through skiing. Their  annual ski week in Switzerland helps up to 26 wounded Veterans who are introduced to skiing using specially-designed adaptive equipment. Supported by experienced ski-buddies, each Veteran starts a process of confidence-building that sets the foundation, not only of a process to successful skiing by the week’s end, but also to the beginning of a major rehabilitation programme afterwards.

WIN A 7-NIGHT SKI HOLIDAY WITH US


In aid of Skiing with Heroes The Oxford Ski Company are running a charity auction at their Apres Ski evening in the Cotswolds. There are loads of incredible prizes to bid on, including a luxury ski holiday with us!

THE CHARITY AUCTION


The Apres Ski charity event, including the charity auction, will be held on 3rd November 2016,  6:30pm - 9:30pm, Oxleaze Barn, Lechlade.  There will be Alpine Canapés, Winter Drinks followed by the Live & Silent Auction.



"I am so very grateful for all that you and your team did for me (and my wife). I am still smiling which is such a change for me. I am starting to feel happiness, which has been absent for far too long now. I do believe that my recovery has begun"
Ben, Veteran



THE HOLIDAY – a 7-night luxury ski break for 4 people

Come and enjoy a one-week luxury ski holiday in one of The Boutique Chalet Company’s luxury ski chalets in the heart of the French Alps. Enjoy every aspect of luxury ski –  from your private chef preparing incredible daily breakfasts, to your chauffeur driving and collecting you from the slopes; from the delicious treats waiting for you in the chalet after your ski day, to the luxury Bamford Spas available in all our chalets. Enjoy 5-course fine dining evening meals, incredible wines and exquisite luxury accommodation in some of the most sought after luxury ski chalets in the Alps. Choose between Chamonix, Morzine or Les Gets.

  • 7 nights
  • Two luxury rooms (for up to 4 people)
  • Fully catered
  • Ski Equipment Hire Included. Any week of the 16/17 winter season*

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CHARITY?

How did Skiing with Heroes begin?

After discussions with the established charities Help for Heroes and Battle Back, in 2012 a group of friends decided to establish a charity for wounded ex-Iraq and Afghanistan campaign soldiers using skiing as the confidence-building platform. From that starting point, the Skiing With Heroes now supports nearly 50 Veterans through an on-going rehabilitation programme dedicated to empowering and supporting the veterans back into employment. Fundamentally, the charity supports Veterans after their discharge from the Armed Forces, which is often where the most exacting on-going help is needed.

Founded by Gilly Norton, Skiing With Heroes is chaired by The Lord Glentoran, Olympic Gold Medalist in the two-man bobsleigh, former Grenadier Guard, front bench spokesman, former Conservative Party Shadow Minister of the Olympics, and Chairman of the Paralympic World Cup. The charity has a substantial active committee and draws on a network of supporting people and companies to deliver its annual events and rehabilitation programmes. Virtually everyone involved works on a voluntary basis. Skiing With Heroes relies entirely on donations and contributions for the organisation to thrive.

Got the fund raising bug?

Then get in touch with Skiing with Heroes to find out what you can do.

 

SKIING WITH HEROES

Author: Claire Garber



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