Ellie Soutter: British snowboarder’s family start fundraiser for young athletes – BBC Sport

The family of British snowboarder Ellie Soutter, who died last week, have set up a foundation in her name which they hope will help young winter sports athletes needing financial support.

Soutter, who died on her 18th birthday, initially started the fundraiser to fund her own career.Her family have taken it on, increasing the target to 100,000 euros (£89,000) with a view to helping other athletes.

The Go Fund Me campaign has raised more than 6,500 euros (£5,750.

“Since the tragic death of my beautiful daughter, we have decided to set up in her memory the Ellie Soutter Foundation,” her father Tony wrote on Facebook.

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