The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team would like to express its immense gratitude to West Yorkshire Police chiefs who came together to donate £30,000 to help us buy and equip a new Mobile Incident Control Vehicle.
The donation was made by West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Mark Burns-Williamson and the Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, John Robins using the Police Property Act Fund.
The Fund consists of money from the sale of property connected with crime. The Fund can only be used for charitable purposes.
The team needed £60,000 to buy and equip the new vehicle which we have now achieved following the donation for the Police Property Act Fund and other fund raising activities. The new vehicle is expected to be operational by next autumn.
Owen Phillips, Team Leader at Holme Valley MRT, said: “We are incredibly grateful to the Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable for this fantastic donation from the Police Property Act Fund. The donation will help us to continue vital lifesaving work and provide assistance to West Yorkshire Police for years to come.”
Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), said: “I am really pleased to be able to donate this money to help the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team. They have been of great assistance to our police service and other emergency services over a number of years and deserve our support back. I also want to place on record my appreciation to their volunteers who give up their spare time in order to help keep people safe in some very difficult and trying situations.”
West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable, John Robins QPM, said: “The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team is a valuable asset for residents and also for visitors to West Yorkshire. They have played a key role in a number of police operations, proving how valuable they are. I am delighted for Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team as I know how vital the funds from the Police Property Act Fund will be to the provision of search and rescue for years to come.”