Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team News

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Holme Valley MRT NewsletterTeamworks: Issue Three

It’s time for the next instalment of our newsletter. Don’t forget, Friends of HVMRT get a free printed copy, and you can always pick one up if you see us at an event.

For those of you who prefer to save paper and don’t mind reading online, you can either download a PDF or use the viewer to help keep our print costs down.

Another quick call out for the team during the evening of 11th December. We were tasked by West Yorkshire Police to assist with the search for a man missing in the Holme Moss area.

Phtoto by and copyright Sue Trescott

8th December proved to be a busy day for the team, with two call outs. There was a call out in the morning to assist with a search then another in the afternoon to support the Yorkshire Ambulance Service . 

Call out: 6th November 2017

The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team has recently returned from a call out on behalf of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service. A walker got into difficulties on the moors above Marsden and the team was tasked with locating and then treating them.

It is with much sadness that the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team announces the death of its long-standing President, Brian Smith. Brian was team President for more than ten years, continuing until his death on October 28th 2017 at the age of 82, following a short illness.

Call out: 25th October 2017

A quick call out for the Team this afternoon to support the Yorkshire Ambulance Service We were called at 14.01pm to assist with an elderly person who had fallen in Woods at Oakwell Hall, Birstall.

Call out 21st October 2017

On Saturday 21st October the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue team was asked to assist Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team with a search for a missing person near Selby, unfortunately with no result.

Call out: 8th October 2017

Our new team vehicle was used operationally for the first time during a call out during the evening of 8th October.

new response vehicle

A new £58,000 response vehicle is now in the hands of the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, following a six-week conversion programme carried out by Burnley-based Pickup Systems.

The Rescue Ramble

Enjoy a great day out in the West Yorkshire countryside

The Rescue Ramble is our annual fund raising walk and run. There are three routes to choose from, with distance ranging from 25 miles, 16 miles and 8 miles – all to be completed within 10 hours. 

More details of the 2018 event will be available soon.

Rescue Rides

Starts and finishes at our HQ in Marsden

Every year we run our Rescue Rides fundraiser which offers five rides to choose from; they include road and MTB routes plus a family route. Whatever your ability, if you have a bike we have a route that you will enjoy...

More information about the 2018 Rescue Rides will follow soon...

Contact Us

By post:
Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, Emergency House, Manchester Road, Marsden, West Yorkshire HD7 6EY

Email enquiries: info@holmevalleymrt.org.uk
Team secretary: secretary@holmevalleymrt.org.uk
Media enquiries: media@holmevalleymrt.org.uk

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