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The Ski Club of Great Britain has donated over 200 winter jackets previously worn by Ski Club Leaders to the charity Porters' Progress UK who run a clothing bank for trekking porters in Nepal.


Following the Ski Club of Great Britain's rebrand last year, which included a change of logo and colour of uniform, Ski Club Leaders who are based across Europe and North America through the winter season were asked to return their old jackets. The jackets will be put to good use by porters in Nepal who are often under equipped for the harsh mountain environment in which they work.

Gabrielle Dean from Porters' Progress UK said of the donation: "We are delighted to receive such a significant donation of high quality jackets from the Ski Club of Great Britain. They will be tremendously valuable in helping us achieve our goal of kitting out hundreds more porters on trails this season."

"Being able to give our old Ski Club Leaders jackets to such a worthwhile cause is fantastic. We hope that the jackets will make a real difference. It will be a great day when one of our members spots an old Ski Club jacket in the Nepalese mountains!" said Caroline Stuart-Taylor, Chief Executive of the Ski Club of Great Britain.

Porters' Progress UK facilitates the safe treatment, education and empowerment of adult and child trekking and commercial porters around the world. This includes running a clothing bank which offers a free service to loan sleeping bags, jackets, boots and sunglasses to hundreds of porters each season.

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For more information please contact Ski Club of Great Britain PR Manager Daniel Loots -  daniel.loots@skiclub.co.uk

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