The Nook Brewhosue is Holmfirth is continuing its long-standing support of Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team through sales of its specially-brewed fundraising Ale, Rescue Red.

The amber-coloured, hoppy ale has been a popular addition to the Nook’s regular stable of beers since it was launched in December 2012 and has rarely been absent from the Nook bar throughout the past year, as well as finding popularity at other pubs and bars around the Huddersfield area.

10p per pint sold is donated to the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team to help fund their ongoing project to buy Marsden Fire Station.

The Nook Brewhouse recently handed over another cheque to members of the volunteer rescue team, adding another £560 to the headquarters fund, generated by sales of 5,600 pints of Rescue Red.

A representative of the Nook Brewhouse thanked their customers for helping support the Rescue Team: “A big thank you to everyone who has supped a pint of Rescue Red in the past year and we hope you will continue to enjoy this special beer so we can continue supporting HVMRT and the fantastic work that they do.”

The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team is currently undertaking a massive fundraising drive to secure a new Headquarters following the recent announcement of the closure of Marsden Fire Station. The team currently occupies two bays of the fire station building, but its rental agreement came under threat after is was announced the station was to close.

After negotiations throughout 2012, the team reached an agreement to purchase the building from the Fire Service, but needs to raise £50,000 by mid-2015 in order to complete the sale.

The entirely volunteer-based organisation provides search and rescue services for an operational area covering approximately 1,000 square kilometres, roughly comprising the southern half of West Yorkshire, and typically responds to 25-30 incidents a year.

The team is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist those who get into difficulties on our moors, crags and upland areas, as well as working with the other emergency services with missing person searches and difficult-to-access casualties in more lowland areas.

Pictured (left to right) are Jonathan Ison and George Healey of Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, receiving a cheque from Ian Roberts of The Nook Brewhouse.

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