BMC Volunteer Awards

Posted by Mariella Sullivan on 23/02/2024

The BMC depends on the support of hundreds of volunteers, and recognises their vital contribution to the work of the BMC through annual awards, for which members can make nominations.

Nominations for the BMC Volunteer Awards are now open. Closing date is midday on the 15th April 2024. 

Find out more about nominations.

The four awards are:

  • The George Band Award 
  • The Rehan Siddiqui Award
  • The Young Volunteer of the Year Award
  • The Lord Greaves Award

 

The George Band Award

The George Band Award for Exceptional Voluntary Contribution to Mountaineering recognises people who have played a significant role in the BMC’s work over an extended period of time.

The award was established in 2010, and named in honour of former BMC president George Band, who was the youngest member of the 1953 Everest expedition which saw Hillary and Tenzing make the historic first ascent of the world’s highest mountain.

Find out more about the George Band Award

Make a nomination

 

The Rehan Siddiqui Award

The Rehan Siddiqui Award for Exceptional Voluntary Contribution towards promoting Equality and Diversity in the BMC recognises those who have made a significant voluntary contribution to the BMC’s commitment to increasing opportunities for under-represented groups to participate in climbing, hill walking or mountaineering and the work of the BMC.

The award was established in 2018, and named in honour of former chair of the BMC Equity Steering Group Rehan Siddiqui, who was the first member of a minority ethnic community to be elected BMC president.

Find out more about the Rehan Siddiqui Award

Make a nomination

 

The Young Volunteer of the Year Award

The Young Volunteer of the Year Award was established in 2018 and recognises those young people (under 27 years of age) who have made a significant voluntary contribution and commitment to the BMC, thereby acting as role models to other young people, to encourage volunteering in the BMC.

Find out more about the Young Volunteer of the Year Award

Make a nomination

 

The Lord Greaves Award

Following the death of BMC Patron, Lord Tony Greaves in March 2021, President at the time Lynn Robinson proposed a new volunteer award, the Lord Greaves Award for Voluntary Contribution to BMC Access and Conservation work, to recognise volunteers who work tirelessly to promote access to and protection for the countryside we all love.

Find out more about the Lord Greaves Award

Make a nomination

 

How to nominate a BMC volunteer for an award

BMC members can nominate a volunteer for the award using the nomination forms linked above bvelow each award description. The BMC Awards and Honors Panel is the awarding body, and the award is presented on the occasion of the BMC Annual General Meeting. 


 

Nominate a Volunteer in the 2024 Awards. 


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