One of the UK’s favourite sporting personalities, Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards is joining the Skier & Snowboarder team – again!
Eddie first wrote for the magazine nearly 30 years ago when he was signed up as a columnist by Editor Frank Baldwin after he found himself in the celebrity spotlight following his ski jumping exploits in the 1988 Calgary Olympics.
Since then he has rarely been out of the public eye. Eddie has been a pop star, a radio DJ, promoted numerous products in advertisements, and has appeared in celebrity TV programmes such as Splash and The Jump.
This year Eddie was propelled back into the limelight following the release of a Hollywood film, Eddie the Eagle, starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman, which told the story about his interesting and entertaining life.
Eddie, who first started skiing as a schoolboy at the Gloucester Ski Centre near his home in Cheltenham, will be visiting and writing about resorts, recounting tales about his own experiences, as well as giving thoughts and opinions on the winter sports industry.
Cancer charity benefits from Eddie’s exploits
The monthly ‘Skiing with Eddie’ page on the Skier & Snowboarder website – www.skierandsnowboarder.com – and in the magazine throughout the season is being sponsored by short break specialists skiweekends.com
This sponsorship includes a donation to Ski 4 Cancer. Eddie is a Patron of the charity.
Commenting on the announcement, Andy Hayward, Trustee at Ski 4 Cancer said “For a very small charity, this is an incredible boost. As Patron of Ski 4 Cancer, Eddie continues to promote the charity’s work in every way he can. Our sincere thanks to everyone at Skier & Snowboarder magazine and skiweekends.com for their generous support.”
Skiweekends.com has been organising flexible ski breaks for groups and individuals for more than 30 years. The company enables skiers and snowboarders to travel to some of the best and well-known ski areas in Europe whenever they want and for however long they want. Skiweekends.com now offers more choice than ever before with 60+ resorts in eight different countries and travel possible from 20 UK airports to a full range of 2-5* chalets and hotels.
About Ski 4 Cancer
Ski 4 Cancer was set up by a group of keen skiers and snowboarders who have all lost a close relative or friend to cancer. By providing a range of alpine respite holidays for families living with cancer, Ski 4 Cancer gives families something to look forward to at the end of treatment schedules or after a loved one has died. Ski 4 Cancer also makes grants to palliative care centres and supports research into the positive effects of exercise and how it can both prevent cancer and assist in people’s recovery post diagnosis.