The Ellie Soutter Foundation open their first shop in Les Gets
Following the tragic death of Team GB athlete Ellie Soutter on her 18th Birthday, her family has committed to continue fundraising in Ellie’s memory. The ES Foundation will be supporting talented young winter sports athletes through funding initiatives and coaching them through the pressures of professional competition. The ES Foundation is opening the first shop in Les Gets, Ellie's home in order to raise the awareness of The Foundation and the fundraising activities.
The ES Foundation shop will sell high quality branded merchandising #riding2win with prices ranging from €1 - €60. There will be a great selection of hoodies, sweatshirts, tee-shirts, beanies, and caps in various colours and sizes, tote bags, posters, pictures and stickers.
Please come along and meet us and find out more about The ES Foundation and our plans.
The ES Foundation shop (next door to Midas Kitchens)
163 Rue du Vieux Village
74260 Les Gets
The opening hours:
OPENING HOURS – Friday & Saturday: 4 – 8pm Tuesday & Wednesday: 4 – 8pm
Or by appointment: Call +33 (0) 6 40 92 25 27
Background information about The Ellie Soutter Foundation
Traditionally, winter sports are regarded as elitist pursuits, reserved for the wealthy. Therefore, the pressures on young talented athletes from less privileged backgrounds are immense.
Coming from a family without the significant wealth required to reach her full potential, Ellie battled with the pressures of funding and performance. Ultimately, they became too much for her and she took her own life in July 2018. The Ellie Soutter Foundation hopes to provide a safety net for inspiring talent, just like Ellie. As much as possible, we seek to alleviate these pressures, so athletes can focus on their performance without constant financial worry. We hope to promote social mobility by making winter sports more accessible to those athletes from less wealthy backgrounds.
We’ll seek to assist young people in developing the skills they need to deal with pressure and stress. We’ll provide assistance to those for whom the challenges of performance may have caused or be causing mental health issues.
The purpose of the Foundation is to identify and provide support for young people born in the United Kingdom, who have a demonstrable talent for winter sports and would otherwise be unable to maximise their potential because of a lack of financial resources. This will be achieved by providing grants for equipment, training, travel, competing and accommodation.
The grants will be restricted to those individuals who can demonstrate that their own family circumstances dictate that the opportunity to develop their talent would be denied to them, without this financial support.