Local Snow Company Helps Football Team Travel

by Ffion Llwyd Jones
(Anglesey, North Wales)

Absolutely  Snow Anglesey

Absolutely Snow Anglesey

A Welsh, community-based football team was recently facing the unwelcome prospect of being stranded without transport to a much-anticipated football match in England – until a local business stepped in and paid the entire costs for the return coach.

Maes y Bryn Football team, based in Bangor, North Wales had tickets to the Manchester City v Swansea football game on Sunday 1 December - but, until local business Absolutely Snow stepped in, the team members faced the prospect of having to miss the match as they didn’t have a way to get there.

The Menai Bridge-based specialist winter sports tour operator not only paid for the coach to and from the match, it also donated £1,000 of the proceeds raised from a recent charity auction, to the football club.

Duncan Gilroy, The Absolutley Group’s Managing Director, says, "Absolutely Snow is pleased to support the hard-working coaches and players of the Maes Y Bryn football teams. The coaches’ dedication has ensured the kids enthusiasm for sports has developed into the building of three strong football teams, under-7s, under-9s, and under-11s. It all started from nothing just three years ago!"

The Anglesey, North Wales-based company recently raised more than £4,000 in support of Snow-Camp, an innovative youth charity that uses a unique combination of skiing, snowboarding and life-skills programmes to support
inner-city young people. Part of that money was also donated to the Maes Geirchen football teams.

Duncan Gilroy adds, "As a company, we are committed to giving back to the local community that’s supported us in so many ways from our earliest beginnings. We’re so glad that our donation raised thousands of pounds for Snow- Camp, and for Maes y Bryn football teams. From our own experiences as lifelong sports enthusiasts, we know that encouraging our children’s enthusiasm for sports will lead them to have healthy, active adult lifestyles."

Anglesey-based Absolutely Snow is a specialist winter sports tour operator, owned and operated by a team of enthusiastic skiers and snowboarders with years of experience sliding round snow-covered mountains throughout Europe and America. It offers a personal and flexible approach to winter sports holidays.

In France, Absolutely Snow’s other chalets include Chalet Namaste, which sits in a tranquil part of Morzine, close to the navette bus stop, and Chalet Chantelle almost in the centre of the resort. In Tignes, two beautiful chalets, Chalet Davie and Chalet Trudi, are in the traditional Alpine village of Les Brevieres, just 50m from the slopes and the lifts.

The company also operates in Andorra, Norway and Bulgaria.

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