The UK’s leading adaptive snowsport charity, Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK) have today announced a new partnership with eBay, that will see the winter sports charity become the designated charity of the week on the leading global e-commerce platform from 30th October 2023.
The new partnership will allow anyone in the UK who makes any purchase on eBay during the seven-day window to make a charitable donation to support DSUK at the point of sale – with all donations going directly towards providing lessons for disabled children and adults in Britain this winter.
CEO of DSUK Virgina Anderson says, “Between 30th October to 5th November, if you are buying anything on eBay in the UK, you will have the chance to make a donation to Disability Snowsport UK at checkout and help us to provide everyone with a disability in Britain with the opportunity to try Snowsports. It’s a really exciting partnership with huge potential and a massive opportunity for us as a niche charity to expand our reach beyond the existing Snowsports community.”
Last winter DSUK launched their #SkiBay4DSUK campaign, encouraging members of the public to list their unwanted ski and snowboard gear on eBay, selecting DSUK as their chosen charity – with a percentage of each sale going towards DSUK.
Virginia continues, “Over the past 12 months our #SkiBay4DSUK campaign has generated over £3,000 in additional funds which have benefited more than 300 disabled children and adults so far. Whilst the volume of items sold has not been massive, it’s a fantastic return and is a hugely encouraging foundation for us to scale the campaign from here. Ultimately the more people who list their unwanted gear on eBay and chose DSUK as a charity, the more lessons we can provide and lives we can help transform.”
Ski Sunday Presenter and DSUK ambassador Ed Leigh, says “The fact one of the world’s largest e-commerce platforms are helping a niche charity like DSUK is a major milestone – so help them make the most of it, if you’re buying anything on eBay, please donate what you can when you click to check out.”
Ed continues, “Perhaps even more importantly, we want more skiers and snowboarders across the country to dig through the back of your wardrobes and attics and list any of your unwanted gear on eBay. You can then choose a percentage of your sale to be donated to DSUK. The campaign is working brilliantly but we need more people to sell more stuff! There are millions of snowsports lovers in Britain and I’m sure we all have gear we no longer use that could find a new lease of life with a new owner – which is obviously great for the planet – and by selling your stuff for DSUK, you can really help make a major difference to the future of disability snowsports in Britain. So go rummage through your garage and get selling your stuff!”
Supporters are encouraged to join the conversation and share their eBay listings on social media, using the hashtag #SkiBay4DSUK
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About DSUK: Disability Snowsport UK provides inclusive snowsport for everyone; regardless of disability, injury or experience.
DSUK is the UK’s leading adaptive snowsport charity and helps disabled people to be more active, make friends and have fun by taking part in snowsport.
DSUK operate ski schools at various locations throughout the UK as well as providing opportunities to ski and snowboard in a mountain environment worldwide.
The charity are supported by a fantastic team of highly-qualified adaptive instructors as well as a brilliant network of passionate and skilled volunteers – working together to ensure that everybody has the opportunity to access snowsport.