Become a British Exploring Society Patron

Our Patrons Programme has been established to ensure you can transform more young lives.

We very much hope you will consider joining this special group of supporters and we look forward to welcoming you to our community.


Many of the young people who would most benefit from our work lack the significant financial resources necessary to participate. They have been excluded from opportunities throughout their childhood for similar reasons. Our patrons remove this barrier.

By joining a community of generous supporters, we can help more young people build their confidence, understand and develop their potential and secure themselves a more positive future.

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How it works

As a Patron, you would make an outstanding contribution to the life of British Exploring Society beneficiaries. We will ensure that there are opportunities for you to meet with and hear from the young people you support – and from the people who support them, too – like their leaders and youth workers. We will also recognise your support in the following ways:

  • Regular personal updates from our CEO, on key strategic developments
  • Regular reports, which capture and communicate the impact of your support through the experiences and feedback of the young people you have helped
  • Recognition in published materials, including our Annual Report
  • An invitation to British Exploring Society events including our annual celebration evening, providing the opportunity to meet others who share your enthusiasm and commitment to our work
  • An invitation to phase three of our programmes – Focus on the Future, in the UK

levels of support

Bronze Patrons £1,000+

£1,000 could enable two young people to experience a British Exploring Society programme, who otherwise wouldn’t be able to.

Silver Patrons £2,500+

£2,850 could provide vital training for 10 doctors to become medical Leaders on expedition

Gold Patrons £5,000+

£5000 could build confidence and life skills of 50 young people not in education or employment, through taking part in the UK residential training.

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Wow! What an expedition. This has undoubtedly been the best 5 weeks of my life… summiting peaks, listening to the Dali Lama and going on glaciers. I have found all the Science really interesting and have learnt so much about the world and myself. I would recommend this to all young people as it really has been amazing.

Katherine - Himalaya Explorer

The expedition has been a life changing adventure that I definitely didn't expect, with some incredible memories and some amazing people that won’t ever be forgotten.

Harriet - Himalaya Explorer

I loved every minute of what was a life changing experience with some amazing people. I feel I learnt valuable skills and am now in a position to go on to do an awful lot more than I would otherwise have been able to.

Isaac - Himalaya Explorer

‘Five weeks in the Zara Valley has been an experience of a lifetime. Trekking to the highest peaks, battling altitude, the crisp ice as we scaled the glaciers… What an incredible adventure. I am not only taking away memories, I am taking home a wider appreciation for the environment.’ Jennie, Himalaya 2017

Jennie - Himalaya Explorer

It’s been life changing. This has been the first programme I've gone on that's worked for me and has really impacted me. I’d describe myself before expedition as a shy and nervous kind of person who worries a lot, but after finishing the expedition I've really changed and I now feel confident in myself and my ability to push my limits.

Young Explorer

As we left the jungle, I realised what an experience I had just had. The bus journey was the first time in 3 weeks where I had been able to completely stop and reflect on my experience. I am certainly more willing to try new things and feel more confident in myself as a person.

William - Amazon Explorer