Great Britain’s highest ranked female skier ever, Chemmy Alcott has competed in two Winter Olympic Games: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA in 2002 and Torino, Italy in 2006 and has consistently ranked in the top 10 at the World Cup since 2004.
Always up for a challenge, Chemmy climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with her teammates Julia Mancuso and Laurenne Ross, raising US$30,000 for Right To Play. Later, after a visit to Tanzania where she witnessed the powerful impact our programming has on children, Chemmy auctioned her travel photos in the 2008 Nikon Exposure project, donating all of the proceeds to our organization. In 2014 Chemmy visited Right To Play programmes in Rwanda with US Athlete Ambassador Summer Sanders. Later that year she hosted Right To Play UK’s Big Red Ball gala and has launched a number of other events including Right To Play’s Ski Sock Launch with Snow & Rock.
“I believe that the opportunities that sport engenders – and has engendered in our own lives – ought to be universally available, regardless of social status or how much money you have.”