I’m writing this with my chair of The Nevis Partnership hat on, and we need your help!
Every year over a hundred thousand people climb to the summit of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest summit, and for many of them that achievement represents their own personal Everest.
Ben Nevis and its surroundings mean a great deal to a large number of people from all over the world. Protecting and safeguarding the area, while making it accessible and pleasurable to visit, is a real challenge and for the past few years The Nevis Partnership has taken on that challenge.
Now, the Partnership has launched the Friends of Nevis, to encourage individuals, families and organisations to help support and manage Ben Nevis and the surrounding Nevis area.
This magnificent environment includes mountains, wild land, the glen and the River Nevis and a range of visitor facilities such as a visitor centre and numerous low and higher level walks. Friends of Nevis can help through subscribing, donating or contributing time and resources on a range of practical projects such as path maintenance, wildlife monitoring, fundraising etc.
The main concept underpinning Friends of Nevis is to give as many individuals or organisations as possible the chance to demonstrate their support for this fantastic corner of the UK. While donations and subscriptions will always be welcome no-one no-one should feel excluded because of a tying requirement to give money; so a large part of Friends of Nevis will be concerned with recruiting and organising volunteers to help with the many strands of the Nevis Partnership’s work in the Nevis area.
Projects include path maintenance and repair on and around The Ben, and a wide range of environmental and visitor management initiatives in the wider Nevis area, as well as initiatives to work with residents and the local community to facilitate enjoyment and appreciation of the region. By joining Friends of Nevis, whether as a subscriber, volunteer, donor or a combination of all three, you can be assured that your time and money will be put to good use on the various projects and not expended on unnecessary paper work or gimmicks. Similarly, any proceeds from Friends of Nevis merchandise will be put directly into supporting the Nevis Area.
Can you help us protect and safeguard the wonderful qualities of Ben and Glen Nevis for the next generations? For more information contact: Friends of Nevis, The Nevis Partnership, 101 High Street, Fort William, PH33 6DG