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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

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.

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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Wow! applications for our ski week are coming in every day. Thanks so much to Band of Brothers, and many other veterans support group and charities such as Soldier Magazine, Combat Stress, Help for Heroes, Forces TV and BFBS radio amongst others who have put the word out to their members... much appreciated.
For veterans who have been MD'd who'd like to join us, please apply very soon...... www.skiingwithheroes.com/apply
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Wow! applications for our ski week are coming in every day. Thanks so much to Band of Brothers, and many other veterans support group and charities such as Soldier Magazine, Combat Stress, Help for Heroes, Forces TV and BFBS radio amongst others  who have put the word out to their members... much appreciated.
For veterans who have been MDd whod like to join us, please apply very soon......  www.skiingwithheroes.com/apply

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Keith FullerWell worth it ,the ski week was like a family I had not seen for years ,when we all got together we just bonded and had good times on the slopes and at night ,I was there 2016 ,my ptsd had taken over me plus had medical problems with my lower back,but six months later I am a different person ,my mentor is great coming up with the ideas and help to get me into self employed work / from home doing a hobby that I now sell things on Internet ,not enough to make a living but has changed my outlook and given me and my wife a new start.

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Skiing With Heroes / Supporting Wounded VeteransThat's so lovely to hear, thank you Keith, and also thanks to your mentor.

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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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