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Skiers urged to use heads.

LESS than half of all British skiers wear ski helmets, despite a greatly heightened awareness of the risk of head injury in recent years.

The statistics from ski equipment hirer Ski Republic and the Ski Club of Great Britain The Ski Club of Great Britain is the UK's leading snowsports club, founded on May 6, 1903. The club has volunteer representatives in most major ski resorts. Notable Presidents
  • Lord Dowding (1924-1925)
  • Sir Malcolm Eve GBE MC QC (1950)
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, come as many of Europe's ski resorts are experiencing the first snows of winter.

"Around 44 per cent of skiers and boarders wear helmets," says Betony betony (beˑ·t·nē),
n Latin name:
Stachys officinalis L.
 Garner, a spokesperson for the Ski Club of Great Britain.

"Yet even this very low percentage shows a considerable increase over the last five years. We urge people to take the risks very seriously and advise that all children under 13 wear ski helmets and adults do so at their own discretion."

Mark Warnes, of Ski Republic, said "We give all of our customers free ski helmet The ski helmet is an essential protection measure in skiing that is built and designed for multiple impacts. Similar to snowboard helmets, ski helmets are also insulated for cold weather.  rental, yet time after time the offer is declined or the customer puts the helmet on one side.''
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Jan 6, 2010
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