Guest were welcomed by Arbuthnot Latham’s Director of International Private Banking, Ross Mitchell and enjoyed a Champagne reception before being seated in the Bank’s boardroom. Director and Founder of Snow-Camp, Dan Charlish, spoke to the guests about our work with inner-city young people, before showing our BBC Ski Sunday feature, which aired on the show earlier this year. The video, which was narrated by Snow-Camp Patron Jenny Jones, shows how the charity’s programmes work and focuses on one Snow-Camp young person whose life was transformed and is now a professional ski instructor in Verbier. Watch it here.
Sir Clive Woodward treated guests to an insightful and interactive talk regarding the DNA of a champion, drawing upon his iconic win as England rugby coach in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. Two former Snow-Camp Apprentices. Hamza and Laquan, then shared how Snow-Camp has helped them turn their lives around and how they are grateful for the support offered by the charity.
Sir Clive said: “I have been so impressed to learn about Snow-Camp’s innovative work with young people and I am delighted to support the charity and its vision. During the evening I met some of the young people they have supported and it was inspiring to hear first-hand how the combination of snowsports activities, vocational training and the qualifications Snow-Camp provide had completely changed their lives. I hope the charity goes from strength to strength and achieves its goal of delivering their highly effective programmes nationally.”
Ross Mitchell added: “A fantastic dinner held at Arbuthnot Latham to raise awareness for the Snow-Camp. Thank you to Sir Clive Woodward and Dan Charlish who led the evening with their presentations. I am sure we will all remember TCUP now thanks to Sir Clive, and to have Dan speak with participants from the charity to our guests made the charity come to life. A truly fantastic evening was had by all. I hope the charity raises the awareness it rightly deserves.”
Dan Charlish said: “We are truly grateful to Arbuthnot Latham for organising a wonderful evening for Snow-Camp and introducing us to a group of fantastic individuals, who we hope will support us in the foreseeable future. Thank you to Sir Clive for making the evening so special and we are so pleased to have your support.”