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It isn't JUST a ski trip

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Every veteran is given 1 years one on one Mentoring

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To help the journey from Medical Discharge...

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to employment or education or setting up their own business

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The 2016 Business Challenge

24 teams raced against each other, including our teams of wounded veterans.

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Skihabilitation ► Skiing with a Buddy ► Mentoring Support ►Pain Management Clinic ► Employment / Occupation

It’s not just a ski trip….

OUR PURPOSE

Skiing With Heroes is a charity that helps wounded ex-Iraq and Afghanistan campaign soldiers back into employment through a ski-based support, mentoring, introduction and induction programme. Our work enables these Veterans to:

Recover their confidence
Re-enter employment
Reclaim their lives

After the guns have fallen silent, and the din of battle quietened, the real fight begins.
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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 our annual Ski Weeks, wounded veterans have used the Skiing with Heroes programme to help transfom their lives.

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Using two principal events per year – The Ski Week each March, and the Business Challenge in January – together with various one-off fund-raisers, we are rapidly expanding our ongoing help platforms. In doing so, Skiing With Heroes aims to provide lasting solutions for increasing numbers of Veterans.

GET INVOLVED

Join our Mentoring Team or Become a Business Mentor
Fundraise for Us
Become a Ski Buddy
Donate your Time

 

Thanks to all those who have been sending us funds via CAF cheques
They come to us anonymously so we can’t thank you personally.

News

Join Us On Sunday 10th July In Oxfordshire

Join us on Sunday 10th July in Oxfordshire

“Wounded Veterans” versus “The World” Cricket Match @ Swinbrook C.C. (and Wimbledon Final on the…

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Our Spring Newsletter

Our Spring Newsletter

Welcome to the new SWH/SWV E-News - 2016 Ski Week Edition First of all, what…

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Our Upcoming Events:

The Business Challenge  – Main Fundraiser
January 26th to 29th 2017

The Ski Trip  – Main Event for Veterans
March 11th to March 18th 2017

We are proud to be supported by The Endeavour Fund.

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Our Ski Week in 2015, filmed by Forces TV

Entry Form for Business Challenge 2017

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I can really hardly believe that I have skied. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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You have allowed me to put some demons to bed and let me achieve a dream I NEVER thought might become a reality…

KJ (Veteran)

The physical benefit of these activities is clear… Sit‐Skiing has increased my core strength to such an extent that I can now do sit ups for the first time in 11 months.”

IH (Veteran)

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Here are some photos of Dougie and Sarahs sculpture

and some more good news to take us into the weekend... another of this years veterans, Dougie, is currently exhibiting one of his sculptures in Brighton at the Royal British Legion's Art of Recovery exhibition.
Dougie only recently took up art as therapy for his severe PTSD, and he has unearthed a huge talent.
(This is useful as his skiing prowess was not going to pay his rent, unless there was money to be made by skiing headfirst into trees... hey Dougie??? )
He is also incredibly talented with watercolours...
Here's his sculpture that he did with his partner Sarah, plus a photo with his dog Barry. Dougies next art course is later this summer, so we are looking forward to see what other mediums he uses to express his talent.
Well Done Dougie, we are so proud of you. x
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Dave AdamsWe are so proud of Doug and Sarah. Their sculpture looks awesome and has such meaning. Well done the pair of you ( and not a single tree I injured in the process lol)

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Sue SeamanDougie is very humble when you tell him how good he is. Is watercolours are so good. I agree that sculpture is amazing that they have both done they both deserve happiness.x

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Skiing With Heroes / Supporting Wounded Veteransi dont know what happened to the photos i attached, so I have posted them above.....

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Nadine Spencerkeep up the good work.

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...and now good news update, because we all need good news.
One of our skiing veterans this year, Karl, who suffers so badly with PTSD has been selected by Combat Stress to start on their courses which are geared specifically to help with veterans with PTSD.
Indeed some veterans can only come on our skiing week after CS have done their amazing work with them.
So Karl, who is so determined to get well, and who battled through his anxieties, fear and depression to be selected for the Warrior Games last month and came home with a bronze medal for Team GB (swimming) will soon start on the new courses and we all wish him well. xxxxx
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Paul Mortonabsolutely marvellous.

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Jensen Luke MurphyFantastic news

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Rae Chee Deakensfantastic news Karl, these places are in high demand so you must have really impressed CS...bet it was your poetry that knocked them sideways :)

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