The latest limelight show is the upcoming season of the Pippa Middleton led campaign supporting the empowerment trail for the Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK). Working with the idea of raising the awareness for upcoming Paralympics that are scheduled in South Korea next year, this one’s a complete public eye event.
Playing a key role, Middleton is actively working as a patron in the favour of launching the new Ski2Paralympics Challenge, inviting participants to cover a collective 5,560 miles (London to Pyeongchang in South Korea) this winter to raise money for charity using their skiing or snowboarding skills. In order to participate in the challenge, a donation of £5 to DSUK’s Ski2Paralympics JustGiving page has to be made by the holidaymakers, followed by sharing the respective mileage at the trip’s end on the campaign’s Facebook page through a screenshot of the tracking app. Middleton started with DSUK’s patron in 2014 and has since been spreading her true-self concerning charity message that snow sports belong to all, despite disability.
DSUK extends its support towards people with disabilities along with different valuable programmes, including affordable lessons, fun races, group sessions, ski-training and many other empowering activities at the UK snow centres. Often, staff & snowboard instructors supported trips to ski resorts, along with volunteer’s fleet.
The Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang is commencing from March 9, 2018, soon after the end of Winter Olympics. DSUK is supporting the entire group of athletes from Great Britain, inclusive of Team GB's youngest Paralympian Millie Knight. It also is responsible for managing the British Parasnowsport Teams that consist of permanently termed select skis and snowboard squads and even the part-time youth and the adult development squads, too.
DSUK’s athletes have acquired 5 medals during the last played 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, including the Winter Paralympic – or Olympic – gold in alpine skiing, for the visually prejudiced Kelly Gallagher and her mentor Charlotte Evans.