DSUK opens new snowsports school at Sandown

5th November 2018, by Abi Butcher

Staff and guests of Crystal Ski Holidays last winter donated more than £131,000 to DSUK

Staff and guests of Crystal Ski Holidays last winter donated more than £131,000 to DSUK

Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK) will be opening a new adaptive snowsport school at Sandown Sports in Esher, Surrey following its largest ever donation.

Staff and guests of Crystal Ski Holidays last winter donated more than £131,000 to the charity that promotes and provides adaptive snowsports for all disabled people; enabling DSUK to open a new school on the outskirts of London.

DSUK will be running free taster sessions at Sandown Sports for any disabled people who might be interested in skiing or snowboarding — with no previous experience required.

“This is the largest ever donation in our forty-year history,” said DSUK chief executive Mark Kelvin. “We simply cannot thank staff and guests at Crystal Ski Holidays enough. Disabled people can gain huge benefits in participating in snowsport. Beyond the immediate physical and mental health benefits, snowsport brings a level of individual exhilaration and risk that many disabled people simply cannot get elsewhere”.

Much of this generous donation has come from skiers who have booked online with Crystal Ski Holiday choosing to donate a single £1 with their booking. The money has been topped-up further by guests donating additional funds while participating in various activities during their ski holiday.

Peter Le Masurier, CEO at Sandown Sports said “I am thrilled that we are now able to offer adaptive skiing in association with DSUK at Sandown. Making sport accessible for all, lies at the heart of what we aspire to deliver.”

To book your free session visit disabilitysnowsport.org.uk or call 01479 861272.



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