Dry Ski Slope Wins £5,000 in Funding to Encourage More Disabled People to try Snowsport
Norfolk Snowsports Club have won a £5,000 grant from car-manufacturer Toyota to help more disabled people to try snowsports.
The Club has been running adaptive ski and tubing sessions at its dry slope in Trowse, one of the UK’s largest, for several years but badly needed to replace aged specialist equipment.
“The £5,000 received from Toyota Parasport Fund will be added to our additional fundraising efforts to buy specialist equipment, enabling some of the most disabled children and adults to use our facility,” Programme coordinator Richard Roberts told Norwich Evening News.
The funding was awarded under the Toyota Parasport Fund which runs in partnership with the British Paralympic Association and Sport England and has paid out more than £390,000 to 93 successful applicants over the two years it has been running.
“Having spoken to some of the parents and hearing how they were told this kind of activity was unlikely for their child, and then seeing the smiles as they came down the slope should give everyone a positive outlook on life,” local Toyota dealership manager, Marcus Rutledge, commented.