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Jenny Jones and her fellow athletes marked their Olympic success at London party. There are calls for more funding to build on their performances.

They swapped their baggy cloths for something more formal as the team's Principal sponsor Delancey, British Ski and Snowboard and the youth snowsports charity Snow-Camp hosted a formal reception at The Arts Club in Central Lodon.

As well as Jenny Jones there was Billy Morgan, Ben Kilner, Dom Harington, Katie Ormerod and Posy Musgrave.

There were 120 people at the event.

Delancey was announced as new Principal Sponsor of British Ski and Snowboard prior to the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

The amount of money provided has not been revealed but more cash is needed and Delancey's funding will be critical to the future development of British snowsports.

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From left to right: Dave Edwards, Ben Kilner, Posy Musgrave, Roy Steudle, Sir John Ritblat, Billy Morgan, Jenny Jones, Dom Harington, Katie Ormerod, Dan Charlish.

It provides much needed funding for training and development funding for Alpine, Snowboard, Freestyle and Cross Country athletes.

"British skiers have more than enough talent to continue do well internationally, however they do need to be decently financed if this is to happen, and if future success is to be fostered from the ground roots up," said Sir John Ritblat, President of BSS and Chairman of Delancey's Advisory Board said.

The GB bronze medalist, Jenny Jones, spoke of the potential talent in the ski and snowboard community.

"It's fantastic to be reunited with my Sochi team mates to celebrate our Olympic success. For our Park and Pipe programme we believe this is just the start," said Jenny Jones.

"There is so much ski and snowboard talent out there and financial support by sponsors such as Delancey will help us develop and build our programme and breed more success in future years."

For the PlanetSKI story from Sochi as Jenny Jones won her Olympic medal then see here.

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