Redrow’s Winter Sports Fund gives two boys from Wells their first opportunity to go snowboarding

By Emma Dance

9th Aug 2022 | Local News

After seeing an advert in the local paper, Jennifer Persson applied for Redrow's winter sports fund to take her two sons snowboarding for the first time ever.

Redrow's winter sports fund was established this year in celebration of their partnership with GB Snowsport. The fund, which amounts to £10,000, is being used to encourage local children's and youth groups to go on trips to their local snowdome or slope to try skiing and snowboarding for the first time.

Thirteen-year-old James and 10-year-old Seb enjoyed two snowboarding taster sessions at the Mendip Activity Centre where instructor Mitch explained all the key techniques. The boys loved the session so much that they are returning this summer to complete Mendip's four-star programme and receive a ski pass. Whilst there, the boys also had the option to ski and toboggan.

Jennifer Persson, James and Seb's mother, said: "Snow sports can be quite exclusive so, it was fantastic that Seb and James had the opportunity to try snowboarding for the first time. The instructors at the Mendip centre were brilliant. They broke the sport down step by step, making it accessible for both of my boys. We're looking forward to more sessions there this summer."

Sian Smith, Sales Director for Redrow South West said, "Children bring so much joy to our local communities and so it is such a pleasure giving them the opportunity to thrive in areas where they might otherwise not have had the chance. We are so pleased to see you ng people from the South West benefiting from this fantastic scheme."

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