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Hamza Yassin, current Club President
Wildlife cameraman, author and broadcaster Hamza Yassin became the Club’s 12th President in October 2023.
Hamza is a regular tent camper who also owns a campervan. On his appointment he said: “I’m really delighted to have been appointed President of The Camping and Caravanning Club and to follow in the footsteps of so many accomplished individuals. We share the same passion for inspiring people to actively enjoy – and help look after – the natural world. Camping puts us right on the doorstep of the countryside and gives us a unique gateway to exploring our incredible outdoor spaces.”
Julia Bradbury, TV presenter and outdoor enthusiast, was President of The Camping and Caravanning Club from 2013 to 2023. Best known as a presenter of BBC Countryfile, Julia’s passion for the outdoors made her ideal for the role. Julia said:
“I have always been a keen advocate of the outdoor lifestyle ever since my dad took me out walking into the Peak District after school and at weekends, and camping and caravanning is a priceless chance to get closer to nature and back in touch with who you really are.”
His book, Scouting for boys, first published in 1908, went on to become the fourth best-selling title of the 20th century. Scouting is a worldwide movement which is still enjoyed today.