Buddies raise over £75k for veteran Ski Week programme 2021/22
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30 April 2021
Ski Buddies are volunteers who provide support to veterans during SWV's annual ski week
A huge thank you to our 2021/22 Buddies who have got off to an incredible start in their fundraising to support the charity and attend the annual Ski Week.
They have raised an astonishing £75,000+ from over 400 supporters. They’ve run and cycled thousands of miles, arranged quizzes and talks, baked cakes, taught Yoga and Pilates and held staycation holiday auctions. One is even on his way to gaining a Grade 1 ballet qualification!
In addition, our Buddy alumni have been invaluable in offering help and support to our veterans throughout the lockdowns.
We set up our Buddy programme to bring together veterans and those outside of the military community to demonstrate that having a mental or physical injury is no barrier to overcoming challenges. What we've found in the nine years of running the Ski Week is that this works both ways - with Buddies and veterans each inspiring and empowering the other to step outside their comfort zones and lead positive lives.