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.

A former police officer, Brian had many dealings with the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team during his career and was a great advocate for us. During his time as President, Brian conducted many talks about the team and its role, helping to raise substantial donations in the process.

Brian’s funeral will be held on Wednesday November 8th at 12.45 at St Peter’s Church in Horbury, followed by cremation at Wakefield Crematorium at 13.40. A funeral tea will then be served at Horbury Conservative Club, Twitch Hill, Horbury. Various members of the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team will be in attendance.

Brian’s family has requested that donations are made to the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team in lieu of flowers, for which a box will be provided.

The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team would like to offer sincere condolences to Brian’s family and friends.

For enquiries about the funeral please contact Harpin's Funeral Service on 01924 371091.

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 can be found here.

Contact Us

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

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