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.”
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.