Devon housebuilder leaves ‘snowbody’ behind with £10k winter sports fund

Oddva Thompson
Authored by Oddva Thompson
Posted Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 5:57pm

A local housebuilder has launched a scheme to support youngsters keen to try out snowsports at the Exeter & District Ski Club.

Redrow South West, the developer behind Saxon Brook, Romansfield, and St Michael’s Meadow, has celebrated its partnership with GB Snowsport by creating a £10,000 Winter Sports Fund to encourage local children, and youngsters’ groups and clubs, to take to their local snowdome or dry ski slope and try skiing or snowboarding for the first time.

The initiative, launched on the eve of the Winter Olympics, which starts on 4 February, aims to inspire the region’s GB Snowsport stars of the future. The scheme is now open for applications from children aged 4-16, with groups, including Brownies and Scouts, also encouraged to enter.

In addition to providing an alternative sporting experience and proving to have many health benefits, both physically and mentally, Redrow is keen to make snowsports more accessible and encourage youngsters to nurture a passion for the sports, by creating a memorable first experience.

As well as taking to the slopes, winners are also in with the chance of learning from the pros themselves by enjoying a training session with a GB Snowsport champion, who will be sharing their skills on the snow and offering their advice for the next generation of youngsters looking to pursue a career in snowsports.

Sian Smith, Sales Director for Redrow South West said: “We are thrilled to be marking our exciting partnership with GB Snowsport with the launch of Redrow’s Winter Sports Fund.

“Now is a great time to learn more about the different snowsports, and to contribute towards GB Snowsport’s success by helping to inspire the next generation of winter athletes. Although the UK has a reputation for its cold weather, we sadly don’t have the mountains or slopes close to our development to make snowsports an everyday sport – which makes this the perfect opportunity!

“Here at Redrow South West, we support the creation of thriving communities both at our developments and within the wider communities, and this fantastic fund is another way for us to give back to local people!”

Vicky Gosling OBE, Chief Executive for GB Snowsport, added: “Everyone at GB Snowsport is delighted to support the launch of Redrow’s Winter Sports Fund.

“With indoor snow centres and outdoor dry slopes up and down the country we are delighted that Redrow is giving more children the chance to get involved with the sports we love, right here in the United Kingdom. Whether we’re discovering the next generation of professional winter sports athletes”.

The fund is now open and will close at midnight on Monday 7 March 2022.

For further details on how to apply, please visit:

Redrow South West offers a range of developments across the length and breadth of the region, from the bustling Cities of Bristol or Exeter, to the charm of the Cotswolds and from the coast to the countryside, there’s something for everyone in the Redrow South West collection. Offering everything from your first apartment, to huge family homes, to a right-sized home when the kids have grown and gone. The region strives to deliver and create ‘attractive and desirable places to live that contribute to wellbeing and take into account the needs of the local community. With innovative design principles at their heart our developments not only enhance the appeal of an area but also stand the test of time.

To find out more about Redrow South West developments please visit:

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