BMC volunteer awards

Posted by Tony Ryan on 29/10/2020

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.

The three awards are:

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

 

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

 

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

 

How to nominate a BMC volunteer for an award

BMC members can nominate a volunteer for the award. A link to the nomination form is available here towards the end of each year. A small assessment panel led by the BMC President reviews the nominations and the award is presented on the occasion of the BMC Annual General Meeting.

Nominate a volunteer for an award

 


We want to say a big thanks to every BMC member who continues to support us through the Coronavirus crisis.

From weekly Facebook Lives and GB Climbing home training videos, to our access team working to re-open the crags and fight for your mountain access, we couldn’t do it without you.

Did you know that we've just launched a new U27 membership offer for just £1 / month? And with full membership from £1.66 / month, it's never been easier to join and support our work: 

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/join-the-bmc-for-1-month-U27-membership


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