Climbing4all: the challenging charity fundraiser

Posted by James McHaffie on 30/01/2018

The BMC is running a fundraising campaign from the 17-23 March 2018 to help 13 UK based charities that work through 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.

The BMC Challenge ideas which can be done on a bouldering, roped or traverse wall and can also be done outside by an enchainment of routes or boulder problems for more experienced climbers.

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. We will send out some Climbing4all goodies once you've signed up.
  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 to: james@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.

Challenges available to download:

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

The Youth Adventure Trust is a registered youth development charity working with vulnerable young people aged 11 to 16. We have been using outdoor adventure to inspire young lives for 25 years because we believe that learning in an outdoor environment is a key part of a young person’s development and that all vulnerable young people should have access to these opportunities so that they can fulfil their potential in the future.
 
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. On This Roc: www.onthisroc.co.uk

OnThisROC works with disadvantaged adults and children using climbing to build confidence and self esteem. We run projects for disabled young people, recovering addicts, ex offenders and the unemployed. We have helped disabled people achieve goals, such as winning a medal of their country on the GB Paraclimbing Team. We have also helped people rebuild their lives through training and employment opportunities.  We believe everyone can succeed if given the right encouragement and opportunity.
 
Donation Page: HERE
 

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

We provide adventurous activities and residential experiences to many groups of disadvantaged young people many of whom have disabilities, are young carers, in the looked after system or come from broken homes. The residential opportunities and activities at Ormside enable young people to overcome fears, increase their self-esteem and confidence, develop new positive supportive friendships and in many cases simply gives the young person a break from the negative environment they can often live in.

Donate by cheque: 

Cheques can be made payable to: Ormside Mill Residential Centre. And posted to: Ormside Mill, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, CA16 6EJ. 
 

10. 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.
 

11. 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.

 

12. ABCTT: www.nicas.co.uk

The ABCTT offer an accessible five-stage syllabus for climbing and bouldering. Our mission is to provide the best start in climbing as an activity for life, for as many people as possible, for years to come. Over the past 10 years we have welcomed over 113,000 new climbers to our schemes, through our nationwide network of over 200 accredited centres. We provide structure and motivation so new climbers can develop their skills to gain the most from their sport, as well as having their achievement recognised nationally.

Donate page: HERE

 

& last minute charity we've added

13. 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.

 

Donate 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.

 

Prizes

There will be more PRIZES given for teams who send/share the best picture with us.

The Fundraisers Table

Grand total raised so far: 
 
 

TEAM

NAMES OF TEAM MEMBERS

CHALLENGE

DISTANCE CLIMBED

WHICH CLIMBING WALL

WHAT CHARITY

The Exeter crew

Joe & Ollie Wittingham and Fergus Costeloe

Ben Nevis

1345 metres

Quay climbng centre

Climb Up Bristol

The Golden Geckos

Fran Bower, Bob Black, Amiee Britton, Liz Charlton, John Donovan, John Evans, David Giles, Annette Haydon, Trisha Hunt, Jenni Jackson, Paul Jenkin, Michelle Masters, Rebecca Price, Steve Simpkins, Toby Spicer, Rachel Thomas, Andrew Tristram, Steve Walters, Eric Wood, Yijing Zhang, Jim Robertson, Tom Axon 

Everest, Ben Nevis, El Capitan, Snowdon and Big Ben + 14 metres

12292 metres

Big Rock, Milton Keynes

Climbing for all, Sheffield

Sharnbrook Academy

Sharnbrook academy students and pupils

Everest, Ben Nevis and Big Ben

10560 metres

Sharnbrook academy indoor wall

Sports relief

Suffolk Rock Chicks

Hannah Ellison, Lauren Ellison, Amy Ellison, Faye Hughes, Becky Robinson

El Cap times 2!

1800 metres

 

Youth Adventure Trust

Rock Chicks

Clare, Carla, Tori, Emma, Del, Julia, Tracy, Anna

Snowdon

1085 metres

Beacon climbing centre

Outdoor Partnership

Newquay tretherras Academy

Chris Lucas and pupils

Everest +

10272 metres

 

Climbing out of depression

Team Endeavour

Liz Fowler, Rosie Henstock, Rebecca Morris, Emma Rooney, Dave Wills, Kevin Rasin-Moss

Everest +

9690 metres

Beacon climbing centre

Endeavour (Sheffield)

The Redpoint Team

21 Redpoint climbers 

Everest

8848 metres

Redpoint Bristol

Climb Up Bristol

The Climbing Maniacs

Hazel Mcmahon, Mabli & Efa Bains, Megan George 

Snowdon

1085 metres

Beacon climbing centre

Youth Adenture Trust

Gavin Kelly & Co

Billy Edwards, Gareth Crome, Owen Gribble, Ryan Wall-Palmer, Matilda hyland, Brandon Frampton, Abi Cameron, Chris Spencer, Trevor piper, Cath Bateman, Sam Sparks, Robert Mckenzie, Sam Clifford, Paul Turner, Mike Roberts 

Everest

8848 metres

The Barn

YMCA Plymouth

Jessica Wortley

Same

El Cap

900 metres

 

Onthisroc

Annies helpers

Annie Rowley, Jenny Smith, Kath Banks, Kate & Freya Cumberlidge

El Cap

900 metres

TCA

Climbup Bristol

Graeme Hill

Graeme Hill & family

Snowdon

1085 metres

 

Bendrigg

Kirsty Adam

Officer Cadets of the University of Glasgow and Strathclyde Air Squadron

Ben Nevis

1536 metres

 

Climb out of depression

Climbing for all, Sheffield

 Adele, Hannah Rapaport, Helen Blundell, Lucy, Maddy Cope, Brandan, Mina Leslie-Wujastyk, Chris, Nick Whittaker, Matthew Heyes, Steve Mcclure, David Boothroyd, Ella Harries, Clare Hands, Robin Whittaker, Ana Shahaydenko, Hazel Whittaker, Rose Harries, Neil Bentley, Katy Harries, Mark Tolver, Tommy Kubo, Ben Conway, Miranda, Jonothan Cawkill, Ben, Max Burger-Briggs, Michelle Anderson, Leeson Burgin, Charlie Anderson

El Cap

900 metres

The Foundry

Climbing for all

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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1) Anonymous User
14/02/2018
Do you have to do the Climbing4all challenge on one day, or can it be done across the week? Thanks.
2) James McHaffie (author comment)
15/02/2018
You can do them throughout the week or even outside the dates given if its more convenient. The 17th-23rd is the same week as sports relief but this fundraiser isn't linked to it.
Cheers
3) Anonymous User
15/02/2018
Can you let us know how you choose your the charities and how others can apply please?
4) James McHaffie (author comment)
18/02/2018
I contacted charities to see if they wanted to get involved. Some teams are using the challenges to fundraise for different charities to those named above. Let us know which charity you are fundraising for. Thanks

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