Charlotte Evans MBE
Charlotte Evans is a British Skier and a sight guide Paralympian. Charlotte was one of Britain’s brightest skiers taking the title of English Champion in 2009 before becoming a sight guide in 2010. Charlotte and her partner Kelly Gallagher won Britain’s first ever Winter Games Gold medal in Skiing.
Charlotte started skiing aged 5 at a dry ski slope with her Dad. Her talent was quickly noticed, as she became part of a race club that competed around the country. She only skied on snow for the first time aged 13 but within 2 years was selected to represent the England Alpine ski team. Aged 17 Charlotte took the English Championship Title and was seen as Britain’s rising star. However a knee injury on the slopes led to tragic news that she would be unable to ski for a year. During her rehabilitation period Charlotte was approached to become a sight guide for a disabled athlete.
Charlotte had no experience of the Paralympic Games or being a ski guide however she began to train with Kelly and enjoyed the new challenge so much that she opted not to return to able –bodied skiing and continue as a ski guide. 4 years later Charlotte and Kelly achieved Britain’s first ever Winter Games Gold Medal in Skiing. In 2014 Charlotte was then awarded an MBE for her services to Paralympic Sport.
Charlotte’s variety of talents and life experiences make her a highly regarded motivational figure and she looks to inspire others by sharing her experiences at schools and youth clubs wherever possible.