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.

Christmas ideas from HVMRT

This Christmas give the gift of Mountain Rescue...

We have a number of items which would make good Christmas presents, allowing you to support the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue team with your Christmas shopping budget.

Find out more here

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 Rescue Rides 2019 will be coming soon...

Contact Us

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

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