DISABILITY SNOWSPORTS UK

Delancey was proud sponsor of the inaugural ParaSnowBall in March 2015 which raised money for Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK), celebrated the successes of our Paralympic champions and was supported by Pippa Middleton in her first public engagement for the charity. 
 
Pippa Middleton said, “I am honoured to be supporting Disability SnowSport UK and as a keen skier myself, I feel very passionately about enabling those with a disability to experience the joy of skiing alongside non-disabled people. The ParaSnowBall sponsored by Delancey was an inspirational celebration of Paralympians.”
 
DSUK is an incredible charity which gives adults and children of varying disabilities the opportunity to enjoy snowsports. They have a vision for skiers and snowboarders with a disability to be able to ski alongside the able bodied as equals at all ski facilities and resorts.Their mission is to promote equality and opportunity for people with disabilities to take part in snowsports and to help improve their enjoyment and standard of performance at the level of their choice.

 

This year, DSUK were invited to be a part of the Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships for a second year and hosted two British Disabled races on the 1st and 2nd April. Over this weekend, Paralympians and athletes who are to be part of Team GB at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics, were given the opportunity to race alongside the British able-bodied races. Top British Parasnowsport visually-impaired athletes Millie Knight and Menna Fitzpatrick took part in the Championships as well as British standing athlete James Whitley.
 
Delancey also recently supported the British Parasnowsports team by providing them with a team kit, so that both able and disabled bodied athletes can be equally recognised.
 
Jamie Ritblat, Founder and Chairman of Delancey said:
“As principal sponsor of British Ski and Snowboard and Charity Partner to the innovative inner city snowsports charity Snow-Camp, Delancey is committed to making snowsports more accessible to all people across the UK and has been delighted to extend support to our athletes at Disability SnowSport UK."