Mend Our Mountains has returned. And it’s grown.
You may remember the last Mend Our Mountains campaign in spring 2016. Have a look here to refresh your memory, and have a read here to learn about the impact it had in galvanising repairs on our hills and mountains.
It was such a success we wanted to follow it up with something a lot bigger and better.
Ten times bigger, in fact. Our target this time has jumped from £100,000 to £1 million. Vital upland path repair is still the focus, but this time around we are part of a UK-wide coalition made up over 20 partner organisations who are all striving to raise support and cash for the featured projects. And this is only the start of a year-long journey with many developments still to follow. Watch this space.
Here is Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million at a glance:
- 13 ‘primary’ projects included across England, Wales and Scotland in a diverse variety of locations. Every UK National Park to benefit.
- Totals to be raised range from £20,000 to £140,000.
- Campaign to run for 12 months, and be split into three phases.
- Goes live today with the launch of this very website.
- Will build on the success of the last Mend Our Mountains campaign, which raised £103,862 for eight key upland path repair sites, garnered national news headlines, and had a wider galvanising effect.
- A major collaborative effort coordinated by BMC and funded by the BMC Access and Conservation Trust, but run in collaboration with over 20 partner organisations.
- Headline sponsorship provided by Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock, the BMC’s recommended retail partners.
But to make this work we need your help. This appeal is for the landscapes we all value and the paths we all use. Have a look around this website for more information about the appeal and why we need your support. If you have any further questions, drop us a line on the contact page.
Here’s to a big year for Mend Our Mountains!
Carey and Inigo (the BMC Mend Our Mountains team)
P.s. We have a few technical hiccups getting this website live over the last couple of days. You may have been expecting it to be up and running yesterday or arrived at it and found it in an incomplete state. Apologies. If you spot anything amiss from now on, please drop us a line.