We will be helping to arrange a charity dinner on Thursday 3rd November at the Place Hotel in Edinburgh.
The event is being held to help with their fundraising efforts and help them to achieve their dreams.
The dinner will include a relaxed informal 3 course dinner with wine (with dress code as “après-ski / informal!).
Hosting the event is TV sports presenter Alison Walker.
Armed forces veteran, Owen Pick will be the speaker on the evening.
Owen Pick, who joined The Royal Anglians on leaving school. He was 3 months in to his first tour of Afghanistan in January 2010 when he stood on an IED. Owen was only 18 years old. He woke up in Selly Oak, Birmingham with his parents by his side. He battled for 18 months to keep his leg but the outcome was very different. In August 2011, Owen eventually decided to have his leg amputated below the knee. Since then he has never looked back. With the support of the charity BLESMA, Owen learnt to snowboard and by the end of March 2014 he entered the French National Adaptive Snowboardercross Championships. This also doubled up as his trials for the Great Britain Paralympic Team and now he is focussed on the Winter Paralympics.
Owen Pick said “This event for us as a team is so important. We love doing what we do and have so much passion for our sport and it’s only with the support from businesses and individuals such as yourselves that we can keep this dream alive.”
Meet the British Parasnowsport snowboarding team and hear their inspirational stories.
There is also the opportunity to meet the whole team including Ben Moore, who discovered snowboarding in 2007 and hasn’t looked back. Cassie Cava, who had her foot amputated less than 2 years ago and nothing is holding her back since finding snowboarding. James Barnes-Miller, started skateboarding as a schoolboy, before taking up snowboard 5 years ago as a hobby and his talent has quickly developed. In May 1991, Darren Swift, was injured by an IRA bomb whilst serving in the Army’s Dog Unit in Belfast. Darren “Swifty”, is happiest when he is screaming down a mountain on his snowboard.
Mark Harvie said: “We are absolutely delighted to be supporting the British Parasnowsport snowboarding team. Hopefully we can support them in their goal to attend the Winter Olympics in 2018. Each and every member of the team is truly inspirational.”
Please help to support the 5 athletes in the team as they are all truly inspiring.
To book tickets and support the team visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/britishparalympicsnowboardingteam
Image and video courtesy of Owen Pick
Previously posted as Capital supports British Paralympic Snowboarding Team