Friday 29th April 2016
Pippa Middleton & Paralympic Athletes Support The ParaSnowBall 2016
Pippa Middleton & Paralympic Athletes Support Disability Snowsport UK at their ParaSnowBall 2016 Sponsored by Crystal Ski Holidays & Salomon

Pippa Middleton joined a star-studded guest list of Paralympians last week in London for the second annual ParaSnowBall, which was held at the spectacular Hurlingham Club.

Organised by Disability Snowsport UK to build on the success of last year’s event, and sponsored by Crystal Ski Holidays and Salomon, the ParaSnowBall 2016 saw the keen amateur skier joined by a host of medalists and snowsport enthusiasts to celebrate Great Britain’s Disabled Snowsports team and to help raise money for the charity.

Guests at the event, which was hosted by BBC broadcaster John Inverdale, enjoyed an ice cold evening of dazzling winter sport, as well as the company of some of Britain’s best and brightest snowsports stars.

Pippa Middleton recently took part in the infamous Birkenbeinerrenet cross-country ski race in Norway to raise awareness of Disability Snowsport UK. Pippa, who is the charity’s new patron, has also spent some time at their Cairngorm adaptive ski school, and said, “It’s been a fascinating insight into the great work that Disability Snowsport UK do. It’s been great meeting the team and seeing the skill, time and effort they give to disabled individuals to get the chance to be out on the mountain and experience skiing first hand. The evening was an inspirational celebration of Paralympians as well as raising funds to enable Disability Snowsport UK to continue their incredible work ensuring snowsports can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their disability.”

Disability Snowsport UK is a charity dedicated to the idea that anyone, regardless of their disability, should be able to enjoy the thrill of snowsports. The ParaSnowBall fundraiser with Pippa Middleton has helped to boost snowsport’s profile and get more young people involved in the sport – and onto international podiums – than ever before.

“We are proud to have the support of Pippa Middleton for the second year at our ParaSnowBall to help raise crucial funds for disability snowsports” said Lisa Hall, Chair of Disability Snowsport UK.

The ParaSnowBall was sponsored by Crystal Ski Holidays and Salomon, who are both long term partners of the charity.

Crystal Ski Holidays Managing Director, Tamsin Todd, said:
“What a wonderful evening. It was fantastic to see so much support for the charity, and truly inspiring to meet people whose lives have been touched by the work DSUK does to help everyone have access to the mountains and snowsports.”

Salomon Brand Manager, Paul Griffiths, said:
“The ParaSnowBall was an incredible evening celebrating the outstanding achievement of exceptional athletes. Salomon are proud to be part of this great cause, supporting the work of Disability Snowsport UK, enabling those with a disability to share our common passion for activity in the mountains.”


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NOTES TO EDITORS

Disability Snowsport UK

Disability Snowsport UK’s aim is to enable anyone with a disability to take part in and enjoy the thrill of snowsports.
Disability Snowsport UK has applied exceptional know-how and adaptability for over 30 years to enable those with a disability to experience the joy of skiing alongside the non-disabled.
Disability Snowsport UK provides exciting and life enhancing activities for individuals or groups who require adaptive equipment and/or special instruction and support to help improve their enjoyment and standard of performance at the level of their choice.

For more information visit http://www.disabilitysnowsport.org.uk/

Disability Snowsport UK registered charity number: 287106 (England/Wales) and SCO40699 (Scotland).

Crystal Ski Holidays

For us, the mountain is everything. We love it as much as you do. Since 1981 we’ve been finding the best places to ski and the most exciting mountains to spend time in.
All the favourites are covered like the Alps and the Rockies – but we’ve also found amazing alternative resorts in places like Norway, Finland and Bulgaria. Whatever it is you’re looking for in a ski holiday you’ll find it in one of our 130+ resorts.

For more information visit http://www.crystalski.co.uk/

Salomon

Salomon was born in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps and the birthplace of modern alpinism. Salomon's commitment to innovative design and passion for mountain sports created a vast range of revolutionary new concepts in bindings, boots, skis and apparel for both alpine and nordic skiing and brought innovative solutions to footwear, apparel and equipment for snowboarding, adventure racing, mountaineering, hiking, trail running, and many other sports.

For more information visit http://www.salomon.com/


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