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Disability Snowsport to launch adaptive skiing school after £131k windfall

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Disabled snowsport charity, Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK), is set to open a new adaptive snowsport school at Sandown Sports in Esher, Surrey.

Following the largest-ever corporate donation in its 40-year history, the company has received a £131,000 donation that will enable DSUK to establish new services at the dry ski slope at the sports centre.

Mark Kelvin, chief executive of DSUK, said: “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.”

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A significant proportion of this donation is a result of Crystal Ski customers, choosing to donate a single £1 whenever they have booked a ski or snowboarding holiday through Crystal’s website.

This money was then topped-up further by guests donating additional funds by participating in various activities during their holiday.

Chris Logan, managing director at Crystal Ski Holidays, said: “Our team is really passionate about the work DSUK does and many have spent time volunteering for the charity and seeing first-hand the support they provide.”

Millie Knight, Paralympic medallist and Downhill World Champion, joined Mr Kelvin to make the announcement this week.

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