…with @oxfordski …would you like to help?
We love planning parties and events in the Cotswolds and beyond so our involvement comes naturally! Would you like to help? To support this cause you can purchase tickets, donate, or put in a bid for an awesome silent auction.
Tickets are selling fast with a limited number still available
See invite below for full details
£30 each click here
6:30pm – 9:30pm 3rd November 2016 at Oxleaze Barn, Filkins, Lechlade GL7 3RB
Alpine Canapés and Fondue, Winter Drinks, Talk by Harry Long – a wounded veteran and Ambassador for Skiing with Heroes and a Live & Silent Auction
If you can’t join us, we’d be delighted if you would like to donate – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/apresskiparty2016
If there’s a way to understand how this charity truly helps, it’s to hear it from the veterans themselves. These videos show how incredibly valuable this charity really is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNDsxBWLaaA & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mD1R2BxDk8
To place a bid, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the lot number and your amount.
And don’t worry… you don’t need to attend ‘Après Ski in the Cotswolds’ to bid!
Pre-bids will close at 4pm on 3rd November and you can OF COURSE bid on the night
A bit more info…
The Oxford Ski Company are Supporting Wounded Veterans
Paralympic sport is a proven, potent medium for confidence-building, and skiing levels the odds between the ‘able’ and ‘disabled’ as few sports can. As has been shown to great effect during the annual Ski Weeks, wounded veterans have used the Skiing with Heroes programme to help transform their lives.
Recover their confidence. Re-enter employment. Reclaim their lives
The Gift of Skiing
Skiing With Heroes’ mission, to help wounded Veterans restore their confidence and find full-time employment, starts with a process called Skihabilitation, or rehabilitation through skiing. Their annual ski week in Switzerland helps up to 26 wounded Veterans who are introduced to skiing using specially-designed adaptive equipment.
Supported by experienced ski-buddies, each Veteran starts a process of confidence-building that sets the foundation, not only of a process to successful skiing by the week’s end, but also to the beginning of a major rehabilitation programme afterwards.
First Hand Stories
“I’ve been in some very dark places and at times it can still happen, so when I was given the opportunity to go on the trip, I appreciated every little thing that was done for me. I have been in the gutters and know what it is like to have nothing. I cannot express in words how much it meant to me, what you ALL do, and can only say thank you to you and all at Skiing with Heroes”
CH, Veteran 2016
“Thanks to you and the SWH Family for giving me a glimpse of life the way it should be lived. I have come back with a renewed energy and I am less afraid”.
LT, Veteran 2016
“There is a very special vibe around Skiing with Heroes and I feel hugely privileged to have been part of the journey so far”.
DJ, Veteran 2015