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We first met Delancey in 2013. Dan, our Founder, was attending the Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships in Tignes and it was here that he first met Sir John Ritblat and CEO of Delancey Jamie Ritblat. As the relationship grew, Snow-Camp were invited to join the 2014/15 event as charity partner, complimenting the support Delancey were providing British Snowsport Athletes. We have been delighted to be charity partner for the last 4 events! Delancey also provided opportunities for Snow-Camp’s apprentices and volunteers to head out to the Championships to work on the slopes and gain experience on the mountains, while learning from the support staff and crew involved.
Since 2016, alongside making annual donations, Delancey has also been a strong supporter of Snow-Camp’s annual ski challenges. A team participated in the bi-annual Coeur Blanc Challenge in Meribel in 2016, skiing all the 54 lifts in one day – the equivalent of 2 Mount Everest’s. The team finished 6th out of 24 teams and raised £17,210.75 for Snow-Camp.
In January 2019, Delancey sent a team of four to Snow-Camp’s annual AJ Bell Alpine Challenge and raised £4,900 for the charity. The team came 5th place out of over 23 teams and covered a staggering 187km of the Portes du Soleil ski area over two days. And more recently, Delancey participated in the AJ Bell Courmayeur Classic Challenge in January 2020, which consisted of 5 different snowsport challenges over two action-packed days (including ski orienteering, a laser biathlon course, snow-show relay, parallel slalom race and team distance challenge). Team ‘Delanski’ raised almost £11,000 as well as winning the team fundraising prize.
Recently, Delancey have supported the expansion of our mental health work by allocating some of their generous funding to our new service Stop.Breathe.Think. It’s through Delancey’s support and encouragement that we’re able to think outside the box and develop new services for young people. Thank you.
Jamie Ritblat, CEO of Delancey said: “Delancey has been a longstanding supporter of Snow-Camp since 2014 and continues to stand by the work that this charity does both on and off the slopes, supporting the mental, emotional and physical health of many young people across the UK. The work that Snow-Camp does is more vital than ever, especially now, as we enter this period of uncertainty and change during Covid-19. I would like to thank Dan and all of his team for their hard work over the last year, helping to shape the lives of our next generation, and which we have seen reflected in the increased numbers of those positively affected by their national programmes.”
Dan Charlish, Founder of Snow-Camp said: “We are grateful for every company that wants to support the work we do at Snow-Camp. But I think what makes the Delancey relationship so special to me is the people. Over the 9 years since I first met Jamie and Sir John at the British Champs in Meribel, Delancey’s support has grown year on year, and with it, our connections with so many people across the company. Whether through entering teams at our fundraising events, supporting our annual drinks and anniversary balls, inviting us to speak at schools, linking us with youth projects in Delancey areas, enabling so many of our young people to volunteer and gain life changing experiences at the British Championships or inviting young people into the office to meet Jamie and the staff – each connection has deepened our friendship with staff across the company, and hopefully increased their trust in what we are trying to achieve at Snow-Camp. We are very grateful for all these relationships and for the belief Delancey has in our charity, and for all the wonderful support over the years. Thank you from everyone at Snow-Camp.”
We are very much looking forward to continuing to work with the wonderful Delancey team and thank you for your continued support. Find out more about Delancey here.