Royal patronage

@ William Barton

In May 2007, we were proud to announce that Prince William had taken on the role of patron for Mountain Rescue England and Wales. The announcement followed William’s work experience with an RAF mountain rescue team, and presented the perfect way to celebrate our 75th anniversary in 2008.

Our association with the now Duke of Cambridge has brought many opportunities, not least the chance to work with a few of the charities supported by William in our annual charity days, entertaining disadvantaged young adults and seriously ill or bereaved children with a range of outdoor activities.

William has continued to support us with written forewords for our annual reviews and other publications and shares our belief in the importance to our team members of positive mental health and wellbeing.

HRH The Duke of Cambridge climbs a 12-metre climbing wall under the watchful eye of mountain rescue representatives, during a visit to the Towers Residential Outdoor Education Centre in Capel Curig, November 2015 © Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
William at the Gigaset Charity Polo Match, held as part of the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo at Beaufort Polo Club in 2015, to support Mountain Rescue England and Wales, the Irish Guards Appeal and the Household Cavalry Foundation © Mike France