We have recently caught up with James Lockerbie, who has been supporting DSUK for many years now. He is currently getting ready for a very exciting fundraising challenge taking place next month and kindly agreed to tell us more about it.
Hello James, could you tell us a bit about yourself?
I’m a ski instructor originally from Hemel Hempstead but have lived in Cheshire most of my life. In the summers I run a ski school based out of Chillfactore called Pulse Snowsports and A First Aid Training company called First Aid Events. Whilst I’m delivering sessions at Chillfactore I see all the amazing work done by DSUK. It’s great to catch up and see the DSUK instructors whilst I’m there.
In the winters I work with PDS Academy in Morzine. Looking forward to getting back there this season especially as we have opened a new ski school in Champéry, I’ll be managing this new team and looking after all the work/train program members.
Why did you decide to fundraise for DSUK?
Over the years I have had the opportunity to work alongside DSUK and see first hand the amazing job they all do every day. I have many friends who work for DSUK and appreciate the passion they all have for the work they do.
I’m continually impressed with each instructors’ ability to deliver wonderful lessons every day meeting the needs of each student. Despite whatever the challenge the person who comes on a DSUK lesson is facing in their own lives, they go home with their life been improved for the better by DSUK.
Tell us about your fundraising challenge.
My fundraising challenge is a white-collar boxing match being held at Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Trafford Park on the 30th of July. Training has been going well I’m really enjoying it and looking forward to the night.
Do you have any advice for people fundraising/thinking of fundraising for DSUK?
Use all the channels you can think of possible to promote your event or challenge. Try something new that scares you and you have never done before.