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Police Snowsport Society raise £4,000 for disability charities

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Money shared between Disability Snowsport UK and Youth Music.

Devon and Cornwall Police’s Snowsport section have presented cheques for the second year running to two charities, Disability Snowsport UK and Youth Music.

The section who recently returned from their National Snowsport Championships, sponsored by BT, have raise £4000 for the Charities that benefit people within Devon and Cornwall.

These cheques were handed over as part of a presentations held on Monday 25 January.

Members of the Section organised a special Dinner and Dance event at the BT Tower on 23rd November 2018.

This year’s presentations were made to Stefan Clatworthy an Ambassador for the Disability Snowsport UK and Matt Griffiths the CEO for Youth Music, by Deputy Chief Constable Paul Netherton who is the Chair of the Police Snowsport Section and David Darch from BT.

Those at the presentation also saw a short film that had been created and directed by Stefan highlighting his passion for skiing and the benefits that people with disabilities can achieve through the DSUK support, entitled Slopes of Inspiration.  

It was also by chance that the group found that Stefan had also benefitted from the excellent work that Youth Music have been supporting in projects across the country.

Matt Griffiths highlighted that with the donations made by the Snowsport Section to his charity (now in its 20th year) they could help to support more of the applications that are made and reach those, for example in the most rural areas, to have access to music activities that they are often denied. 

You can take a look at some of the young people’s stories via the Youth Music website.

David Darch of BT said: “We are pleased to be able to support fund raising initiatives such as this undertaken by the Devon and Cornwall Police Snow Sport Section and it is inspirational to see, as we have today, what that support can do for members of the public to achieve their goals.”

Deputy Chief Constable Paul Netherton said: “It is clear to see that both of these charities work hard to fulfil their purpose of helping people experience a better life through sports and music.

“Devon and Cornwall Police have always had a supportive ethos towards the participation in sport by its members. Officers and staff can become members of the Force Sports Association which supports many different sports and fitness activities as one way of promoting health and wellbeing for its staff.”

You can find more information on both the charities at the Disability Snowsport UK website.  


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