Having become the BMC’s recommended retail partners in 2017, leading outdoor retailers Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock are now the headline partners of Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million.
The year long campaign aims to raise £1 million for the vital repair of paths across the hills, mountains and landscapes of Britain, with fundraising activities taking place to encourage outdoor enthusiasts to raise money.
This appeal is close to the heart of Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock, with part of their DNA as outdoor retailers being a passion for the outdoors and protecting Britain’s National Parks for generations to come.
BMC CEO Dave Turnbull says: “We are thrilled to be launching Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million. This is a flagship initiative for the BMC and the BMC Access and Conservation Trust, which shows our commitment to safeguard the outdoor and adventurous environment to the benefit of everyone.
“The campaign is a collaborative effort with a UK-wide coalition of organisations, businesses and campaigners, as well as the public. To reach our ambitious target we need everyone to do their bit. We all benefit from these wonderful places and we all have a role to play in looking after them.”
Greg Nieuwenhuys, CEO at Outdoor and Cycle Concepts, the parent company of both Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock said: “We are delighted to cement our partnership with the BMC through the headline 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 undertake to ensure continued access to the landscapes so many of us hold so dear.”
About the partners
Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock became recommended retail partners for the BMC in September 2017, formalising a long-running relationship in order to support the BMC’s vital access, conservation, safety and youth work on behalf of all climbers and hill walkers.
Cotswold Outdoor offer expert service from knowledgeable staff in store, with free rucksack and boot fittings by professionally trained outdoor experts. With over four decades experience in outdoor retail, they offer one of the most extensive and comprehensive ranges of outdoor clothing, equipment and accessories.
Snow+Rock made its name by challenging the norm and helping to shape the landscape of the outdoor industry by introducing innovative brands, new technology, and daring design. Snow+Rock also deliver a high level of service and expertise in store, and offer a free ski boot fitting service which includes a foot analysis with trained staff.
BMC members benefit from a 15% discount that can be used in store and online at both Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock. Just present proof of BMC membership in store, or obtain the online code by logging into the BMC membership area. Your discount can also be used at Runners Need and Cycle Surgery. Full T&Cs apply.
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