Ale drinkers across the region are continuing to provide much needed funds for the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, with the help of The Nook Brewhouse’s charity ale, Rescue Red.

The Holmfirth-based brewery donates 10p from every pint sold to the HVMRT, and the continued popularity of the red-coloured tipple has resulted in a recent donation of £927.80.

The ale has been a staple at the Nook bar since its launch in December 2012, as well as appearing as a regular guest beer at other public houses across the area.

During this period, nearly 20,000 pints of the 3.8%, subtly-hopped ale have been brewed and sold to thirsty punters, netting nearly £2,000 for the volunteer-based rescue team.

A spokesman for the team thanked the local brewery for their continued support; “We’re fantastically grateful to Ian and Sheila and all the staff at The Nook Brewhouse for helping us to continue providing our search and rescue services in the area.

“When we launched the beer two years ago we never imagined it would stay as a constant feature on the Nook bar and could only dream that it would raise this much money!

“The funds are currently going towards our headquarters appeal, to help us complete the purchase of the former fire station building in Marsden, and due to the success of this venture and to many others, we look to be on target for completing the purchase by the end of the year.

“This goal has only been achieved by the hard work of our own members, and the constant support and generosity of local individuals and businesses such as The Nook Brewhouse.”

Pictured are Mick Taylor, Tony Norcliffe and Gill Howarth of the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team receiving a cheque from Ian Roberts and Sheila Sutton, owners of The Nook Brewhouse.

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