Scroll down to see the Corporate Social Responsibility projects achieved since Bigfoot Services Limited launched their CSR Policy in 2018.

The policy is primarily intended to benefit mountain guides in the developing world. Achievements in Indonesia include delivery of UIAA Mountain Skills, RGS Off Site Safety Management and REC High Altitude First Aid. In Morocco, REC First Aid training was delivered to mountain guides based in Imlil and special thanks go to the Kasbah du Toubkal for hosting this week long event.

It is hoped that something similar can be achieved with the Ladakh Mountain Guides Association in March 2021 if a suitable corporate sponsor can be found to help with expenses although the training will be offered free of charge by Bigfoot Services Limited.

Scroll down even further to read some testimonials received about these CSR achievements.

CSR FROM QATAR AIRWAYS
CSR FROM QATAR AIRWAYS

Alan, on the special occasion of International Nurses Day, we are offering 100,000 complimentary Economy Class return tickets to frontline healthcare professionals, so they can experience a well-deser…

CSR REC TRAINING FOR SHERPA MOUNTAIN GUIDES IN KATHMANDU – 2019
CSR REC TRAINING FOR SHERPA MOUNTAIN GUIDES IN KATHMANDU – 2019

In November 2019 on my way to Everest Base Camp, I arrived in Kathmandu ahead of schedule in order to deliver a REC certificated High Altitude First Aid course to my friend Kamal Bhandari of Himalaya…

CSR MOUNTAIN TRAINING FOR THE WYWS WALKING GROUP – 2020
CSR MOUNTAIN TRAINING FOR THE WYWS WALKING GROUP – 2020

The Walk Your Way Slim walking group was set up by Jane Wood in South Wales and has over 400 members and a walking events programme. I have been able to offer free training for members as my input int…

CSR CORONAVIRUS COMMUNITY PROJECT IN JAKARTA – 2020
CSR CORONAVIRUS COMMUNITY PROJECT IN JAKARTA – 2020

My good friend and colleague Mrs Sisilia Kho receives recognition from a senior police officer for her valuable contribution to community safety by providing free virus protection facemasks to the mor…

CSR FOR THE MILTON MOUNTAINEERS – 2019
CSR FOR THE MILTON MOUNTAINEERS – 2019

Friday 10th May 2019 – Snowdon via the Llanberis Path DCP invited International Mountain Leader Alan Ward, who has a long association with Milton Mountaineers, to lead this commemorative climb with…

CSR BHF HEARSTART FIRST AID TRAINING FOR THE WTBB GROUP – 2019
CSR BHF HEARSTART FIRST AID TRAINING FOR THE WTBB GROUP – 2019

February 16th at the BBNPA Visitor Centre: 6 members completed this BHF certificated ELS Heartstart First Aid course, part of a free training programme for members. There are now over 18,000 Walki…

CSR MOUNTAIN NAVIGATION TRAINING FOR THE WTBB GROUP – 2019
CSR MOUNTAIN NAVIGATION TRAINING FOR THE WTBB GROUP – 2019

February 14th on Mynydd Illtyd Common: 5 members completed this course, part of a free training programme for members. This one day course can be followed by the next stage: MORE MOUNTAIN NAVIGATION w…

CSR REC TRAINING FOR INDONESIAN MOUNTAIN GUIDES – 2019
CSR REC TRAINING FOR INDONESIAN MOUNTAIN GUIDES – 2019

The guides at Climb Indonesia will soon be on Puncak Jaya (4,884m) also known as the Carstenz Pyramid and one of the seven summits. 5 staff completed the REC certificated High Altitude First Aid co…

CSR UIAA TRAINING FOR INDONESIAN MOUNTAIN GUIDES – 2019
CSR UIAA TRAINING FOR INDONESIAN MOUNTAIN GUIDES – 2019

UIAA certificated MOUNTAIN SKILLS training course in Indonesia. This was a pilot course attended by 4 members of the Indonesian Mountain Guides Association, employed by Climb Indonesia. The three d…

CSR RGS OSSM TRAINING FOR INDONESIAN MOUNTAIN GUIDES – 2019
CSR RGS OSSM TRAINING FOR INDONESIAN MOUNTAIN GUIDES – 2019

RGS certificated OFF SITE SAFETY MANAGEMENT. Following the normal two day training course in November, certificates were awarded to seven guides from CLIMB INDONESIA. They were all members of the Indo…

CSR TRAINING DELIVERED TO MOROCCAN MOUNTAIN GUIDES

Alan ran a commercial winter ascent of Mt Toubkal early in 2018 for his clients from our Kasbah du Toubkal.

He then offered to run a 3 day Mountain First Aid course for our guides and also a 1 day course for the Kasbah du Toubkal staff. I personally attended the 1 day course. I have done many 2 and 1 day First Aid courses in my time but I can honestly say Alan’s was the best and he is a very competent and likeable trainer which means he is a successful trainer.

Alan delivered this training free of charge as his CSR commitment to help with the training and development of local mountain guides on a worldwide basis.

Mike McHugo
Kasbah du Toubkal
November, 2018

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Many thanks to Alan from Bigfoot Services Limited for his great idea of arranging the donation of CPR manikins from the British Heart Foundation to Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team, and for sorting everything out. The team used the two new manikins at training this week, when a technical exercise outside the Base was interrupted by a report of two cardiac arrests inside our vehicle bay. Team members were diverted to deal with this ’emergency’, and continued CPR until virtual ambulances arrived. Both ‘casualties’ survived 😉 The exercise highlighted the importance of everyone knowing their CPR and the importance of regular training, so this kind donation is of huge benefit to the team. Thank you!

Kate Gilliver
Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team
January, 2016

Mark Chambers

Alan recently led a hike in the Brecon Beacons that we had organised for charity, he did this completely free-of-charge in support of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice (even refusing a gift we offered him!) and displayed a great deal of knowledge in the guidance he offered. You can read more about the walk at www.hindhead-giving.com.

 

I would recommend Alan to anyone who wants the assurance of an experienced Mountain Leader.

Mark Chambers
Marketing co-ordinator
March, 2015

Lucy Vincent

Alan is leader of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Heartstart Programme in South Wales and recently won the Outstanding Contribution to Community Resuscitation Award at the 2014 BHF Cymru Supporters Conference.
As a vastly experienced first aid trainer, Alan became leader of our Heartstart programme in South Wales after previously working for us as a Mountain Challenges Technical Advisor and later a Heartstart volunteer. He is now responsible for delivering emergency life support training courses across Wales – including our Heartstart Schools Programme which aims to equip both teachers and young people with all the necessary skills and knowledge they need to help someone in a life threatening emergency and keep them alive until professional help arrives. Alan is a true ambassador for BHF Cymru.

Lucy Vincent
Communications Officer, BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION
July, 2014