Climbers With Cancer

The BMC is pleased to launch its Climbers With Cancer grant scheme, and welcomes applications from climbers and walkers who have cancer and who require funds for a personal goal or project.

Longstanding BMC competitions volunteer and Climbers Against Cancer (CAC) founder John Ellison passed away in December, having united the global climbing community in a colourful t-shirt clad fight against cancer, raising over £400,000 in the process. As a tribute to John, we have set up a one-off grant scheme to provide five grants of £1,000 for climbers and hill walkers with cancer.

The BMC’s Climbers With Cancer awards are available to climbers or hill walkers who have suffered or are suffering from cancer. The idea is to provide a kick-start to help people do something they’ve always wanted to do. This could be a climbing or mountaineering objective or an equally worthy personal goal or project related to their cancer.

BMC members will be given priority and there will be a focus on ‘younger’ cancer suffers (John was only 52 when he died).

How to Apply

Download and complete the application form, and submit it to the BMC by Tuesday 1 March 2016. Awards will be made by mid-March. 

The BMC is proud to be an Official Partner of Climbers Against Cancer.


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