Delancey is delighted to extend funding for charity partner Snow-Camp, whose work with inner city young people has had a huge impact since being established in Lambeth in 2003.
Snow-Camp’s programmes positively change the lives of disadvantaged inner city young people by combining snowsports and intensive youth work to engage, challenge and motivate young people – transforming their attitudes and behaviour, and enabling them to develop key life-skills, gain qualifications and find employment.
Snow-Camp support young people aged 13-19 with over 75% of young people coming from BME backgrounds, and for Delancey, the partnership is a perfect complement to their support for British Snowsport Athletes, as Principal Sponsor of British Ski and Snowboard and Principal Sponsor for the Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships.
In 2015, Delancey sent a team to Snow-Camp’s annual Alpine Challenge and raised £12,866.25 for the charity. The team came 8th out of 18 teams and covered a staggering 227km of the Portes du Soleil ski area over two days.
In 2016, Delancey supported Snow-Camp’s application to become the charity partner of the bi-annual Coeur Blanc Challenge. The charity was successful and Delancey sent a team to participate, skiing all of the 54 lifts in Meribel in one day - the equivalent of 2 Mount Everest’s. The team finished 6th out of 24 teams and raised £17,210.75 for Snow-Camp. Combined with the fundraising efforts of all teams, Snow-Camp was delighted to receive over £250,000, which is currently being put towards their 5Now campaign - which hopes to see thousands more children reached, across 5 new cities within the UK.