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Famous First Words at the Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show raises money for our British Winter Olympians

Over 200 people enjoyed a brilliant night of music and partying as Famous First Words came to the Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show in London, all for the cause of raising money for our ski and snowboard Winter Olympians as they head towards PyeongChang 2018.


Hosted by TV presenters Tim Warwood and Adam Gendle, brave members of the audience took to the stage to sing the first lines of a well known songs – helping raise just under £1000 for the British Snowsports Fund, which works towards bringing in money for the British ski and snowboard teams and also our future British snowsports stars.


After a frenetic first round, the Famous First Words final was highly competitive, and included GB Park and Pipe’s Slopestyle skier Katie Summerhayes as well as young up and coming snowboarder Lewis Moore. Going up against several competitive members of the public and the snowsports industry, Lewis’ technically correct performance meant he took the title and basked in the Famous First Words glory!


Su Moore from the British Snowsports Fund and British Ski and Snowboard National Foundation said: “After a brilliant night at the Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show, we are delighted to confirm that through ticket sales and donations on the night, we have raised close to £1000 for our ski and snowboard athletes. Every little bit of funding will help the athletes as they prepare for February's Winter Olympics. Big thanks to Famous First Words and the team at the Ski Show for helping make the night such a huge success.” 


Money raised by the British Snowsports Fund is used towards helping our British ski and snowboard athletes on their journey towards world class competition and the Winter Olympics. The funding is distributed to assist athletes with what they need most on their journey, be it time at altitude, international travel for summer training or even injury rehabilitation. The first four grants from the British Snowsports Fund were allocated to Andrew Young (cross country), Molly Summerhayes (freestyle skiing), Laurie Taylor (alpine skiing) and Maisie Potter (snowboard cross) to help them on the road to PyeongChang 2018.


A huge thanks goes out to Tim and Gendle from Famous First Words, the hosts Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show and to everyone who bought tickets, raising money for the British Snowsports Fund. To find out more information visit http://www.teambss.org.uk/british-snowsports-fund


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