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£125,000 TO SNOW-CAMP
Thursday October 26, 2017 - Email this article to a friend

Ski Safari funds a £125k project for youth charity Snow-Camp. It is the largest donation the charity has received.

The partnership will aid Snow-Camp to expand its work nationally and enable the charity to support many more young people.
It aims to help inner-city kids develop themselves and find employment within the snowsports industry.

The director of the charity, Dan Charlish, was presented with a cheque by Richard Rice, CEO and founder of Ski Safari.

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"Once again, we are amazed at the enthusiasm Richard and his team at Ski Safari have shown for Snow-Camp's work and vision," said Snow-camp director, Dan Charlish.

"This funding will have a huge impact in helping secure Snow-Camp's long term future and overall sustainability.

"There is much we can learn from Ski Safari as we look to build our charity further and we are looking forward to working more closely together. The funds donated will make a massive difference to our ability to work with inner city young people."

Snow-Camp is an innovative youth charity that uses a unique combination of skiing, snowboarding life-skills programmes and vocational training to support inner-city young people.

Through the combination of snowsports and youth work training, their programmes enable young people to grow in confidence and self-esteem, develop as individuals and make positive choices for their lives.

Snow-Camp programmes also enable young people to reflect on the key issues impacting their day to day lives, and help them develop new skills and gain new qualifications to support their futures - particularly towards careers in the snowsport industry.

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The three-year funding project is part of an overall scheme to help Snow-Camp progress its strategy and infrastructure, and to develop the charity in a sustainable manner.

The aim is to enable Snow-Camp to continue its work as a long term model. 

"It is amazing what Dan and his team have achieved so far. This money is about helping them do even more," said Richard Rice.

"We at Ski Safari have developed a close relationship with the Snow-Camp team and we are keen to support them as the organisation grows, so that they can benefit as many young people as possible over the next few years."

National Youth Charity Snow-CampNational youth charity Snow-Camp

Ski Safari has been supporting Snow-Camp since 2012 and contributed £50,000 to the charity in January 2016, which allowed Snow-Camp to expand their programme into Bristol.

Snow-Camp has grown steadily from 2003 and now works with over 800 young people a year across programmes in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff.

They are launching programmes in Manchester this year.

Their vision is to establish Snow-Camp as a national youth charity over the coming years and bring the success of their approach to benefit many more inner-city young people.

They were awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2013 for services to youth work, and were winners and runners up in 2015 and 2016 in the National Apprenticeship Awards.

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