We're delighted to announce a £125,000 funding partnership with national youth charity Snow-Camp.
The three year project will support the charity (which launched in 2003) as part of a wider scheme to develop their strategy and infrastructure. The project aim is to support the organisation's long-term model, so that even more inner-city young people can access life-skill coaching which the charity facilitates through snowsports.
A cheque was presented to Snow-Camp Director Dan Charlish by Ski Safari CEO and Founder Richard Rice at an informal gathering at the Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show. They were joined by key Snow-Camp supporters, ski industry associates and members of the Ski Safari team, including Financial Controller Maggie Jago, who heads up our Charity Team.
We've been a keen supporter of Snow-Camp in a number of different ways over the past few years - including the launch of Snow-Camp Bristol and individual bursaries - and have great admiration for the incredible work Dan and his team do. Over that time, the relationship between the organisations has grown, and this project is to help them continue to achieve even more for the nation's young people through winter sports.
Richard said "It is amazing what Dan and his team have achieved so far. This money is about helping them do even more! We at Ski Safari have developed a close relationship with the Snow-Camp team and we are keen to support them as the organisation grows, so that as many young people as possible can benefit over the next few years.”
In a statement from Snow-Camp Director Dan Charlish, he said “Once again, we are amazed at the enthusiasm Richard and his team at Ski Safari have shown for Snow-Camp’s work and vision. This funding will have a huge impact in helping secure Snow-Camp’s long term future and overall sustainability. There is much we can learn from Ski Safari as we look to build our charity further and we are looking forward to working more closely together. The funds donated will make a massive difference to our ability to work with inner city young people.”
For more on the life-changing work the Snow-Camp team do and ways you can get involved visit the Snow-Camp website. Particularly powerful is the story of Jonjoe, former Snow-Camp apprentice and now fully qualified seasonaire and ski instructor. Watch Jonjoe's story filmed by BBC2's Ski Sunday and shown in the final episode in the 2017 series. Way to go Jonjoe!