Ski for Sadie

Patrick Thorne

05 Nov 19

A charity set up in memory of a young girl who died suddenly following an anaphylactic shock is organising a challenging but fun ski event in the French Alps this winter with the aim of raising funds to support those with allergies and create a more educated environment around the growing risk of allergies.

Ski for Sadie will take part in two of the biggest ski areas in the world – Les Arcs and Val Thorens – between 18th and 25th January, 2020. The event challenges participants to reach checkpoint markers located all over the ski areas. A specially created app will help participants record the checkpoints reached and there will be points up for grabs for teams based on: kilometres skied, time between checkpoints, cryptic puzzle solving and more.

6 day packages cost from £1,159 (3 day option available) including return flights from London to the French Alps (other routes available), ground transport, ski pass, accommodation, chalet catering,event package and a donation to Sadie Bristow Foundation.

Sadie was just nine when she died from anaphylactic shock while on a family picnic in August last year. At the time she was the Lawn Tennis Association’s top ranked tennis player in the country for her age group and had won more than 40 tournaments. She was also a keen and accomplished skier. Her parents have set up a charity in her name to increase allergy awareness and developing athletic based programmes to encourage more children in to sport.