Why we need your support

​British Exploring Society runs unique expeditions which develop the confidence, teamwork, leadership and resilience of those taking part and extend and enhance their understanding of the world around them. Participants describe their experience, and more importantly the impact on their lives and futures, as life-changing.​ 

Through over 80 years of working in remote wildernesses, we have developed a unique, robust model of youth development which works particularly well for young people lacking strong role models, exhibiting high-risk behaviours or low self-esteem. As an organisation we aim to recruit more young people on our expeditions to ensure a wider societal benefit. Our mission is to deliver exceptional learning with permanent change to an increasing number and diversity of young people through the medium of exploration.

We can’t do what we do without the generous help from our supporters and volunteers. Whether you would like to support a specific expedition, one of our Explorers, our Explorer Miles social action initiative, or the organisation as a whole, you can do so through making a donation or participating in one of our annual fundraising events. Your support enables us to reach more and more young people across the UK.

If you would like to get in touch to discuss how you, or your organisation, can support British Exploring, please contact our CEO Honor Wilson-Fletcher via Honor@britishexploring.org  


''I am incredibly proud of the work that British Exploring Society does. It is an enormous pleasure too see this Society in such good health'
- Patron-in-Chief HRH The Duke of York, KG

Fundraising Events

Throughout the year we take part in a number of events across the country that are open to our current explorers, alumni and friends. If you are planning your own fundraising event then please get in touch so we can help you with your challenge, or answer any questions you may have. Visit our fundraising events page to find out more 

By leaving a gift to British Exploring Society in your Will you can make a crucial difference to our work with young people from all parts of society. Our Fundraising team will be happy to discuss how your gift could help, and invite you to discover first-hand the positive impact legacies make to our work. You can call Jess on 020 7591 3142 or send her an email at Jess@britishexploring.org