Sports stars show their support at charity event in Snozone, Milton Keynes

Rowan Cheshire at Snozone in Milton Keynes
Rowan Cheshire at Snozone in Milton Keynes

Despite this weekends hot weather, hundreds of skiers and boarders were indoors to support Sense, the charity that supports and campaigns for deafblind people, at Snozone Milton Keynes.

Professional sports stars Rowan Cheshire and Emily Sarsfield were at Xscape to support the charity event, which gave skiers and boarders the rare chance to enjoy a full day unlimited slope pass with freestyle features.

19-year-old freestyle skiier Rowan famously crashed out of Sochi while training for the halfpipe, an event the second youngest member of the British team in Russia was tipped to secure an Olympic medal on.

30-year-old Emily is our British number 1 ski cross racer who will be competing in the World Cup and World Championships next winter.

Elena Kale, Marketing Manager for Snozone said: “Rowan and Emily were fantastic sports on the day, inspiring our stars of the future who were eager to meet the professsionals, and in return getting inspired themselves by the people behind Sense.

“Snozone shares the view that everybody should have access to winter sports and this event was held to promote our new alliance with Sense”.

There was also a timed slalom race, which was won by Mark Leigh-smith in the ski race and Mathew Butcher on the board race.

Complimentary sledging sessions were given to all families who are supported by Sense and Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK) was there providing taster lessons for people with any disability to try winter sports for the first time.

The second Sense charity event will be held at Snozone Castleford on Saturday, May 31.

Supporting the Yorkshire event will be Freeskier Katie Summerhayes and Paralympic Sitskier Jo Willoughby.

25 per cent of the proceeds from both event will be donated to Sense to help fund its important work, helping to change lives across the UK.