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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.

Booking now for the 2017 weekend

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

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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Canadian Veterans In 2016

Canadian Veterans in 2016

The next ski week will include TWO wounded veterans from Canada. Thanks to the support…

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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.

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 facebook posts

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For those of us with family members who have served, and for those of us who know others who have served this country in the armed forces, it's always heart warming to see gestures, big or small, to show we are not alone.
So a huge thanks to Chelsea Flower Show for putting out this display of thousands of hand knitted poppies at this years event.
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For those of us with family members who have served, and for those of us who know others who have served this country in the armed forces, its always heart warming to see gestures, big or small, to show we are not alone.
So a huge thanks to Chelsea Flower Show for putting out this display of thousands of hand knitted poppies at this years event.

Or veterans are AMAZING, shall I tell you why??
We have 3 currently placed in employment at Vodafone, so they are all working together every day and so they have decided to do a charity fundraising event for us, and they are organising it..

They are planning a cricket match, Vets v Vodafone
on 10th July at Swinbrook CC (OX18 4DY)

Here's what they say..

The plan is to get a team together to play Vodafone employees, have a get together and raise some money for Skiing with Hero's and Walking with the Wounded.

We are looking for the following:

Stand by players, Scorers, Umpires, Hog Roast Chief, Cake makers, Sandwich Sellers basically any volunteers to make this day a huge success and allow us to give something back to the people who helped us.

So if anyone can help with this... let us know here. xx
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Pamela O'DonnellLets hope it's a success. Come on folks, get supporting now!

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Virginia DobleKevin might be up for some cricket X

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We are not a huge organisation, just a team of volunteers with a couple of paid admin staff, so HUGE thanks to Freeola.com whose support desk has time and again got our website back on line when we have overfiddled and pressed the wrong button!  thanks also to Scooter Computer who help us with our computers, the networking and technical bits.

Also huge thanks to Bodo’s Schloss and the Wynegg Restaurant who are great SwH supporters and we are truly grateful.

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