IT'S TIME TO GIVE BACK
With ever-increasing numbers of people loving the outdoors, National Parks are a victim of their own success – booming visitor numbers mean more boots on paths, while tighter budgets in many places have limited capacity to keep up repairs. Even as they rise up the political agenda, with possible new parks on the horizon, the UK’s National Parks are struggling.
Everyone who makes a donation will have a choice of either giving their money to an individual project featured in the campaign or to an overall total which will be split between the 13 primary projects. Given the large totals being sought, many of the projects will not go ahead if they do not reach their Mend Our Mountains target. The money raised will be channelled to the different projects through the BMC’s charitable arm, the Access & Conservation Trust.
Greg Nieuwenhuys, our CEO said:
"We are delighted to cement our partnership with the BMC through the sponsorship of their Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million campaign"
"This enables us to further engage with the British climbing and hill walking community, as well as supporting the fantastic work the BMC undertakes to ensure continued access to the landscapes so many of us hold so dear."
Dave Turnbull, British Mountaineering Council CEO, said:
“Mend Our Mountains is the BMC’s flagship initiative, our way of giving back to the mountains we love and use.
More people out in the hills can only be a good thing – in fact, those regularly taking part in walking, climbing and mountaineering now outnumber those doing golf, tennis and rugby combined – but we do have a duty of care to these landscapes.
That’s why I’m extremely proud that we’re supporting National Parks from Scotland to Sussex as they try to overcome the challenges they all face.”