M&G is donating €25,000 to charity.

M&G has been managing investments for over 80 years and has grown to become one of the largest active fund managers in Europe*. We also are proud sponsors of 29 ski schools across Europe, have a presence in 43 mountain resorts, and will once again donate a total of €25,000 to ski related charities at the end of this winter season.

Voting has now closed. Click on the logos below to find out more about the charities and the donation each received.

*Source: Lipper FMI as at 30.06.2013 

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Who we are


Ski 2 Freedom is a charity which encourages and promotes the therapeutic benefits to be found in the mountains. We provide a comprehensive information resource on snow-sport and mountain activities, designed to meet the specific needs and requirements of people whose lives are affected by a physical, sensory or learning disability, or life-challenging condition. By taking part in these activities individuals gain self-confidence, self-esteem and positivity, which improves their quality of life and benefits their condition.




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  • The personal experiences of our Founder as the mother of a severely disabled daughter ensures we have empathy and deep understanding of the many issues relating to disability and special needs

  • We ski with and visit as many ski schools and resorts as we can to ensure the best information

  • The donation would allow us to ensure more people benefit from snow-sport activities and help provide equipment to facilitate this

  • “I wanted to say thank you for introducing me to Pierre in Courchevel. He was a brilliant guide and gave me the confidence to ski again after my stroke. It was only by speaking with you that I thought I could do it again. We had our first family ski holiday and will be going again.”

Who we are


The non-profit association “Sciare Per La Vita” was founded in Bormio on the 14th October 2002. The association organises numerous ski related events and fund-raising activities to support the A.I.L. (Association against Leukaemia, Myeloma and Lymphoma) and other non-profit organisations which work in the fields of medicine, health and childhood diseases.

 

 

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  • Works with schools and other organisations to promote understanding of the research against these serious diseases
  • The association was founded to remember Barbara Compagnoni who prematurely died of leukaemia

Who we are


The Upper Austria Mountain Rescue Service dog team is a special avalanche and tracker dog team used for rescue operations in difficult Alpine terrain. All team members have successfully completed comprehensive mountain rescue training; the search and rescue dogs undergo three years of dual training, in which they obtain the skills necessary for avalanche search and rescue operations in mountainous regions and difficult terrain.

The annual costs come to €5,000 for materials such as special clothing, abseil belts for dogs and dog handlers and GPS devices plus €10,000 for education and training.

 

 

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  • Small special unit with around 20 members who train and handle dogs for deployment in mountain search and rescue operations

  • Dogs and dog handlers are on standby 24/7 in all weather conditions

  • After 3 years of training, the dogs work in the rescue service for 7 to 8 years before they go into well-earned retirement

Who we are

 

Snow-Camp is a youth charity whose work with disadvantaged inner city young people has developed rapidly since being established in London in 2003.

Our programmes support young people by combining snow-sports and intensive youth work sessions to engage, challenge and motivate – transforming young peoples attitudes and behaviour and enabling them to develop key life-skills.

Young people progress through four linked Snow-Camp programmes over the course of a year – developing a passion for snowsports and leading to a Snowsport Instructor qualification and employment opportunities.






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  • Works directly with inner city youth projects using snowsports to engage hard to reach young people

  • Targets young people who would never have access to snowsports

  • Combines teaching snowsports with life-skills and vocational support

  • Supported over 2,500 young people to date

  • Nationally accredited programmes

  • Would use donation to launch snowsports focused youth apprenticeship programme

Who we are

 

ANENA (The National Association for the Study of Snow and Avalanches) was set up in 1971 at the request of the French government in response to a tragic avalanche that occurred the previous winter. ANENA’s aims are to improve winter safety in the mountains and to prevent avalanche accidents. Registered as a charity in 1976, the Association has worked unceasingly to save lives by supporting research into avalanches, raising awareness, and providing education and training.

The Association is supporting a study on the perception of risk among young people who ski off-piste that will allow it to better target future awareness-raising campaigns.

 

 

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  • ANENA trains explosives experts who are specialised in avalanche control, and avalanche dog handlers

 

  • It provides a wide range of training and literature on how best to assess avalanche risk, ensure your own safety as an individual or to provide help should an accident occur

Who we are


The Stiftung Schneekristalle is a charitable foundation, which is dedicated to bring children and young people in contact with the fascinating world of snow sports.

Founded by the five-time German champion and World Cup winner of Super-G, Downhill, and Giant Slalom Michaela Gerg, the purpose of this charitable organisation is both the sustainable and transparent implementation of projects and the establishment of its objectives in society.

Many children have already experienced an unforgettable day in the snow due to our “skiing and snow days”. We make sure children’s hearts are filled with joy through skiing, cross-country skiing or snowboarding.



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The Stiftung Schneekristalle supports aid projects for:

  • Socially disadvantaged or disabled children:
    Conveying values, feeling one's own body and experiencing tolerance and fairness in the community. All these attributes are significantly enhancing the further development of disabled or socially disadvantaged children.

  • Schools and nurseries:
    At a time where our children and young people are enthusiastic about and even caught up by the electronic media, there is a remarkably large number of those that have fewer opportunities to discover themselves whilst being in motion or to experience motion in general.

  • Special needs schools and facilities:
    The Stiftung Schneekristalle gives children in social care facilities and special needs schools the opportunity to spend a few days or even a whole week in the snow.