How far would you go to raise money and awareness for an incredibly good cause like Disability Snowsport UK? How about 5,550 miles – all the way from London to Pyeongchang, host city for the 2018 Winter Paralympics this coming February?
DSUK is challenging skiers and boarders to ski the equivalent distance, record it on a smartphone app, and enter your miles and time to their competition. Enter for a donation of minimum £5 on the #Ski2Paralympics Justgiving page, and all participants get entered into a prize draw. One of the first to donate to the page was former Olympic skier Graham Bell, who says he “can’t wait to log a few miles!” So if you fancy your chances against him you better get donating and booking your ski trip to Tignes – Val d’Isere quick smart!
The challenge was launched this week by charity patron Pippa Middleton – an extreme skier herself who you can read more about here.
To get started you will need to download this Crystal app (or similar) and start tracking your miles as you ski or snowboard over the winter season.
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Once you’ve completed the challenge send a screenshot of the miles on your app to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it on the DSUK Facebook events page.
The challenge adds another level of excitement to the build up to the Games in Pyeongchang South Korea between 9th and 18th March.
Team GB is represented by some hugely talented, determined and inspiring athletes with a great chance of bringing home some medals. All the athletes are supported by DSUK – a charity which changes and enhances lives through inclusive participation in snowsports, and Edge magazines chosen charity for the past 2 years for their amazing work.
A charity spokesperson says: “Our elite Paralympic skiers will take to the slopes in South Korea and we have high hopes for medals building on the five won in Sochi 2014! For all of our supporters who can’t make it out to Pyeongchang we’re running our own campaign – to see who can ski the equivalent distance from London to Pyeongchang. We will highlight some of our top participants as the miles start to come in [on social media].”
Lets try to get as many people as possible involved – challenge your mates, get a team together, share the DSUK posts and we can raise more cash to help the athletes.
Click here for more info on DSUK.