Our Chosen Charities
At The Oxford Ski Company we believe that it is everyone's responsibility to help those less fortunate and to protect and maintain our precious planet. It is businesses like ours that should set a good example. We therefore ensure best practice is applied in all aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility within the business including with our customers, suppliers, appointed contractors, investors, the local community and the environment. We hope to demonstrate our commitment to these beliefs by working with many great charitable causes.
Rupert Longsdon's Chosen Charity
Supporting Wounded Veterans is a UK-based charity that supports wounded campaign soldiers, including those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The veterans are battling with both physical and mental injuries that have proved life-changing and, in many cases, shattering. This charity’s mission is to help wounded Veterans, restore their confidence and find full-time employment. It starts with a process called Skihabilitation, or rehabilitation through skiing, which enables them to regain their confidence and embark up a new path to fitness and wellbeing.
The ultimate aim is to help veterans re-integrate into society, ensuring long-term stability for themselves and their families.
Rupert is on the Executive Committee for the charity and has been heavily involved in supporting this charity, which is close to his heart. He is also delighted that the team at The Oxford Ski Company have been engaged in fund raising exercises for the charity including providing a team to support the Veterans out in Klosters for their annual Skihabilitation event - Read More
If you would like to donate to Supporting Wounded Veterans please follow this secure link.
Mark Gibbins' Chosen Charity
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder characterised by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. The most severe of nine types of muscular dystrophy. Today there are around 2,500 people in the UK living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a life limiting disease for which there is currently no cure.
On the 18 July 2017 Mark’s brother and sister in law, Kirsty and Nick, received the shocking news that their 3 year old son, Owen, had Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Later the same day it was confirmed that their other son, George, aged just 9 months, had the same diagnosis.
The Oxford Ski Company are honoured to support Project Go, a fund set up by Kirsty and Nick to help raise awareness and vital funds to support the work of Muscular Dystrophy UK with the Duchenne Research Breakthrough Fund.
If you would like to donate to Project Go please follow this secure Just Giving link. Every £35 raised funds one hour of research by the Duchenne Research Breakthrough Fund. Donate Here
The Oxford Ski Company will support both Project Go and Muscular Dystrophy UK with involvement in local events, office based fundraising activity and working with our valued partners and suppliers to help raise funds and prizes for charity events.
Other charities we have recently supported
- The Brain Tumour Charity
- The Tristan Voorspuy Conservation Trust
- Peter Jones Foundation
- The Eve Branson Foundation
- United World Schools