BMC Climbing charity fundraiser 2020

Posted by James Mchaffie on 09/01/2020

Are you ready? Climbing4all is back in 2020! The BMC is running a fundraising campaign from 23-27 November 2020 to help a number of UK-based charities which involve the medium of climbing and the outdoors. Teams from schools, universities, climbing clubs and individuals can sign up to raise money for one of the charities through one of our climbing challenges or make up their own.

How to take part in Climbing4all

  1. Register HERE on eventbrite to let us know which charity you will be fundraising for and the challenge you are attempting.
  2. Download whichever challenge page you want below and get people to sponsor you.
  3. Make a team (or go solo).The challenges are meant to be done in teams, the smaller the team, the harder the challenge!
  4. After completing the challenge email your challenge page tojames@thebmc.co.uk and we'll put your names, distance and challenge you did on the table at the bottom of this article and the total raised for all charities as it tallies up.
  5. SHARE your pictures or videos on Twitter and Instagram: #Climbing4all. Don't forget to tag in the BMC!
  6. Donate to your chosen charity via the donation link beneath the charity or via a cheque with the address of the charity given at the bottom of the article.
  7. Certificates and prizes will be sent to all participants when you send in your challenge page.
     

Climbing challenges available to download

There's something here for everyone. The BMC challenge ideas can be done in a variety of ways at which ever level you feel most comfortable: do them on a bouldering, roped or traverse wall, or they can also be done outside by an enchainment of routes or boulder problems for more experienced climbers.

Snowdon:
The highest mountain in Wales: 1,085m. 
English version: HERE; Welsh version: HERE.

Scafell Pike:
The highest mountain in England: 978m.
English version: HERE; Welsh version: HERE.

Ben Nevis: 
The highest mountain in Scotland & UK: 1,345m.
English version: HERE; Welsh version: HERE.

El Capitan: Tallest rock face in California: 900m.
English version: HERE; Welsh version: HERE.

Mount Everest: Highest mountain in the world: 8,848m.
English version: HERE; Welsh version: HERE.

Big Ben: The London clock tower: 96m.
English version: HERE; Welsh version: HERE.

Challenges created by William Ceuppens @DMM.
 

The charities you can help by Climbing4all

1. Bendrigg: www.bendrigg.org.uk

Bendrigg Trust is an outdoor centre and registered charity specialising in supporting people with disabilities, and those facing disadvantage, to have amazing outdoor adventure opportunities. Providing a wide range of adventure activities such as caving, climbing and canoeing, alongside residential opportunities, Bendrigg Trust promotes independence, encourages inclusion and increases self-esteem.
 
Donation Page: HERE
 

2. Youth Adventure Trust: www.youthadventuretrust.org.uk

We want to transform the lives of young people using the power of the outdoors. Our 3 year programme for 11-16 year olds is based on using outdoor adventure as a platform to help these youngsters to build the resilience and develop the hope, confidence and skills to face the challenges in their daily lives; challenges like bullying, mental health issues, chaotic home lives, poverty, living in care, young carers, no positive role models- to name but a few.  
 
Donation Page: HERE
 

3. Climb Up Bristol: www.climbup.org.uk

ClimbUp is a registered charity based in Bristol that provides an opportunity for young people who may be at a disadvantage in life to engage in the sport of climbing.  ClimbUp provides support to young people between the age of eight and 18 who have been referred by schools, social workers and voluntary sector agencies.  Many young people who start climbing with ClimbUp go onto become independent climbers with increased confidence not only at the climbing wall but with more general aspects of their lives.
 
Donation Page: HERE 
 

4. Urban Uprising: www.urbanuprising.org

We fund climbing and educational programs for at risk young people. With the support of TCA Glasgow, we opened up several projects in Glasgow, in early 2016. These run during the school holidays and are proving to be a real success. We’ve also opened up an Edinburgh Uprising in 2017 which runs out of EICA Ratho. These projects typically run once a week for two hours and have 10 young people involved. We are entirely run by volunteers, so 100% of your donations reaches those that need it.
 
Donation Page: HERE
 

5. Endeavour: www.endeavour.org.uk

Endeavour is a small national charity headquartered in Sheffield and working with disadvantaged young people (aged 13-25), primarily those who are struggling in school and/or have learning difficulties. For over 60 years, we have been using the outdoors and challenging activities such as climbing, hill walking, abseiling, canoeing, mountain bike, weaselling and residentials to push personal boundaries, build confidence and challenge young people.
 
Donation Page: HERE
 

6. Climbing for All: www.climbingforallsheffield.com

Climbing for All Sheffield is a registered charity which was set up “to help children and young people with a wide range of disabilities enjoy rock climbing and mountaineering and be visible and included in the climbing community in Sheffield.”Our base is The Foundry Climbing Centre in Sheffield. We are starting a climbing club to offer a sustainable weekly climbing opportunity club members. We will also run ‘Come and Try It’ sessions and other sociable and inspiring events whenever we can.
 
Donation Page: HERE
 

7. The Prince's Trust, Cardiff: www.princes-trust.org.uk

The Prince’s Trust helps 13 to 30 year olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives. The Prince’s Trust Fairbridge programme, for young people aged 16-25, is an individually tailored personal development programme combining one to one support and group activities. The programme begins with a short Access course specifically designed for young people who may have struggled with more structured programmes. It is delivered using challenging, adventurous activities, including a few days away from home at an outdoor residential venue.
 
The money raised through the Climbing4all Charity Fundraiser will go towards the Fairbridge programme in Cardiff.
 
Donation page: HERE, or donate by cheque. 
 
Cheques can be made payable to: The Princes Trust. And posted to: Jack Lewis, The Princes Trust, Canningford House, 38 Victoria House, Bristol, BS1 6BY.
 

8. Ormside Mill: www.ormsidemill.org.uk

We provide disadvantaged young people with positive social development opportunities through engagement in adventurous activities and residential experiences. Many of the young people we work with come from deprived communities and can often face multiple barriers to their personal development including, poverty, broken home, dysfuctional family or negative peer influence. Residential opportunities and adventurous activities at Ormesmill enable young people to push personal limits, overcome fears, increase their self-esteem and confidence, develop new positive supportive friendships and gives them a real sense of achievement and positive experience away from the negative environment they can often live in.
 
Donation pageHERE or by cheque

Cheques can be made payable to: Ormside Mill Residential Centre. And posted to: LABGC, 1 Meeting house lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TQ. 
 

9. Outdoor Partnership: www.outdoorpartnership.co.uk

A registered Charity that changes lives through outdoor activities.  The Outdoor Partnership works across North Wales. Any monies raised will be ring fenced for the development of the North Wales secondary schools bouldering competitions. The competitions take part in Spring and provide a first time opportunity for hundreds of North Wales school children.

Donate by cheque: 

Cheques can be made payable to: The Outdoor Partnership; or in Welsh: Y Bartneriaeth Awyr Agored. And posted to: The Outdoor Partnership, Bwythin Carnedd, Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig, Conwy, LL24 0ET.
 

10. YMCA Plymouth: www.ymcaplymouth.org.uk

YMCA Plymouth would really like to use the money to provide specific climbing session for young people with additional needs and to purchase equipment to enable them to take part, such as full body harnesses. This money will really help the YMCA to build on our disability provision and continue to provide sporting opportunities to young people with additional needs. 

Donate by cheque: 

Cheques can be made payable to: YMCA Plymouth. And posted to: YMCA Plymouth, Honicknowle Lane, Plymouth, PL5 3NG.
 

11. Climbing Out of Depression

Climbing can provide some light in the dark for those who are grieving and who are suffering from depression or any other form of mental illness. It's not a cure but focussing on something enjoyable and all-encompassing can provide relief from the pain and anxiety that people experience. Climbing out of Depression aims to reach individuals in need of support and provide an activity that creates structure, teaches new skills and team work and provides relief and distraction.

Donation page: HERE or by cheque

Cheques can be made payable to: Climbing Out of Depression. And posted to: Jobs Cottage, New House Lane, Salfords, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 5RE.
 

 

12. Lindley EducationTrust- Ashton Youth Club

Ayc is based in one of most deprived localities in the UK . There are huge issues around poverty, anti-social behaviour ,crime and low income jobs. Every week AYC works with over 200 young people delivering a range of sports, youth clubs and outdoor activities. In October 2020 we will be taking a group of local young women from BAME backgrounds on an expedition to Everest Base Camp. People from this community don't often get opportunities like this- so it will quite literally be a 'once in a life time'. This expedition will break down many religious and cultural stereotypes and barriers that these women often face and will broaden horizons and perspectives. It will provide the wider community with some great role models and empower other women to get out, be healthier, challenge ideas and create higher expectations for themselves.This expedition will empower local BAME women to break down the norms of their society and push pass boundaries they would have otherwise thought impossible. We will help them gain the skills and confidence to break the cycle of low aspiration and help them achieve their potential in life.

 

13. Climb LBG

Climb LBG is a Guernsey based charity that provides climbing, hill walking and mountaineering activities to those who would not otherwise be able to access them due to financial, physical or aspirational barriers. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience these activities and to benefit from the positive impact they can have on physical, social and emotional well-being.  We support and encourage participation of underrepresented groups. Climb LBG provides instructors and equipment to run the activities which are tailored to meet the needs of the client at any given time. We currently run indoor and outdoor climbing sessions and are able to provide the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (‘NICAS’). We are funded by grants and public donations and are a member organisation of the Youth Commission.

 

Donation page: HERE or by cheque. Cheques can be made payable to Climb LBG and posted to Woodlands, Houmet Lane, Vale, Guernsey GY6 8JG.

 

The Fundraisers Table

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NAMES OF TEAM MEMBERS

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