Sir Steve Redgrave will lead a skydive team including former Olympic skier Alain Baxter, Disability Snowsport UK's (DSUK) CEO Fiona Young, Crystal Ski’s MD Mathew Prior and British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI) Chairman Andrew Lockerbie.
Together with Crystal staff and instructors from BASI the team will attempt to raise £25,000 for DSUK. They will jump from 13,000 feet as part of a tandem skydive alongside the Parachute regiment’s free fall team The Red Devils at their base in Netheravon, Wiltshire on 10 July 2009.
Disability Snowsport provides access to adaptive skiing for people with disabilities. To take part in a sport such as skiing there are numerous barriers to overcome, including paying for specialist equipment. The charity aims to give people with disabilities access to snow sports at a cost equivalent to that which an able-bodied person would pay.
The event will also be the beginning of a new partnership between Crystal Ski and Disability Snowsport UK. Crystal Ski will use its power as the No1 tour operator to make Disability Snowsport more widely known, offer ski trips at reduced prices and provide practical help and assistance in resort.
Sir Steve Redgrave is a supporter of the charity and came up with the idea for the jump earlier this year.
If you would like to sponsor the team, please visit the justgiving page at: www.justgiving.com/sir-steve-red-devils
General information about the charity can be found at www.disabilitysnowsport.org.uk
and for more information about Crystal at www.crystalski.co.uk