- Our Community - making a difference
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Whether we’re getting our hands dirty clearing footpaths, using them to plant trees, or supporting regeneration projects in far-flung places, we proudly chuck our whole weight behind community projects.
Inspiring people to enjoy the outdoors is at the heart of what we do, so we love working with those that help to make this happen. And when some of our gear can help deserving groups to get adventurous outdoors, we do our best to help out.
The John Muir Trust campaigns to keep wild places unspoiled by inappropriate development, restores damaged natural habitats and helps people reconnect with the outdoors. We are proud that our sponsorship (and your votes!) has helped them to win a £42,000 of EOCA grants over the last two years to restore the eroded path and adjacent habitats on Scotland’s iconic Bla Bheinn and Suilven mountains.
"Berghaus are a highly committed, long term supporter of the John Muir Trust. We share a passion for enabling people to experience wild places and through partnership work to protect them. Being associated with a trusted brand like Berghaus helps us to connect with a shared audience, of people who love wild places." Stuart Brooks, Chief Executive, John Muir Trust
As a member of EOCA, we help support conservation projects all over the world. EOCA supports valuable conservation work by raising funds from within the European Outdoor sector and promoting care and respect for wild places.Since it was founded over €1.5 million has been spent on 64 projects across 36 countries in areas from species protection to sustainable tourism.
Thanks to your votes, for two years in a row, we have managed to secure funding from EOCA for projects run by the John Muir Trust!
Helping young people discover their potential through outdoor activities, the Outward Bound Trust inspires new generations of adventurers.
With bases in the Lake District, the Scottish Highlands and Snowdonia, this education charity is dedicated to helping young people from all walks of life build their confidence and abilities by engaging with some of Britain’s wildest places. Berghaus supports its bursary fund subsidising those who otherwise could not afford to take part.
Working with remote mountain communities in Nepal, CAN is a mountaineers’ charity operating mainly in the middle hills regions of Nepal from where the majority of the porters, who make it possible for walkers and climbers to enjoy the mountains of Nepal, live.
In light of the recent earthquake many of our staff including our CEO took part in the Climb for CAN fundraising challenge where participants scaled the equivalent of the height of Everest on the King Kong Climbing Centre ice wall in Keswick raising a mammoth £40,000.
"The recent earthquake in Nepal killed more than 8,000 people, and devastated many remote Nepalese villages. Over the past 20 years CAN has been supporting these villages through the provision of health posts, schools and rescue shelters, many of which have now been severely damaged or lost altogether. Although Nepal has fallen from the front page news the situation is still difficult for many on the ground without appropriate food or shelter, and CAN continues its work supporting relief efforts and the rebuilding of communities. CAN would be grateful for any support you can give and be assured that 100% of donations made to CAN’s earthquake appeal will go directly to this effort." Sir Chris Bonington, CAN patron, mountaineer
You can contribute to the CAN earthquake appeal here
We donate Berghaus kit including jackets, fleeces, gloves and shoes to several charities, supporting communities both at home and abroad.
We work with In Kind Direct, an organisation established by HRH The Price of Wales, to distribute new, surplus clothing to charities all over Britain. Our donations in 2015 have helped 227 voluntary and community organisations including youth care, community, disability, homelessness and elderly welfare groups.