Unemployed Wounded Veteran ► Skiing with ski buddies ► Mentoring ► Employment or Opportunities

It’s not about a ski holiday…

After the guns have fallen silent, and the din of battle quietened, the real fight begins.
HRH Prince Henry of Wales

Our Events for 2016:

The Business Challenge   Jan 28th -31st
The Ski Trip    Feb 27th to March 5th

Download our Business Challenge Brochure

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

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 inaugural 2013 and 2014 seasons, injured Veterans have used the Skiing with Heroes programme to help transfom their lives.

Using two principal events per year – The Ski Week each March, and the new-for-2015 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.

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GET INVOLVED

Join our Mentoring Team or Become a Business Mentor
Fundraise for Us
Become a Ski Buddy
Donate your Time
Quotes
  • I can really hardly believe that I have skied. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    NG (A blind veteran)
  • 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)
Our Ski Week in 2015, filmed by Forces TV

News
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Swh veterans from Yr1(Daisy) Yr2 (Mark) and Yr3 (Paul) meeting up in Portsmouth today. ... See MoreSee Less

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Not only do we ski together and then offer a bespoke mentoring service to our veterans, but we also stay in contact after the skis have been put away.
Last weekend one of the buddies got married and invited some SwH buds and vets to share in what looked like a fantastic day.
This weekend one of our Klosters friends is having a garden party and has invited the veterans and buddies he has skied alongside over the last 3 years. With Gilly, Zizi and Rachael there too it'll be quite some reunion!
These are the meetups we know about.
Every year a few firm friendships are made ... no matter whether it's between veterans and buddies or committee and buddies or volunteers and veterans...or any combination on that mix. :)
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Skiing With HeroesNew veterans the application form is online. Try us, trust us :)

6 days ago
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Paul PercivalIs it always the same people that go skiing ?

6 days ago
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Mark DawsonI must be too cool, I never get invited to these cool parties 😂

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Paul PercivalI am trying this year again fingers crossed lol

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Skiing With HeroesPaul we only ever have two returning veterans who become our Veteran Support Desk. So as they have already experienced the week they then become part of the organisng staff. Or as Fletch puts it. Poacher turns Gamekeeper!! We only have 4 returning buddies to help show the new buds what to do. However the committee and Klosters volunteers pretty much stay the same. Thankfully. So today there are 6 veterans coming from the 3 previous years and they won't have met each other before. And Paul... The application form is online ~fill it in!

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