Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team News

Call out summary: August and September 2020

This was a fairly average period for the team with 11 call outs, including three call outs to assist neighbouring teams.

A busy early summer for the team with 17 call outs during June and July. These included three call outs to assist the Oldham team, one of which was a missing person search, and two which were to help with injured walkers.

The COVID-19 lockdown resulted in a quiet April, with just four call outs; however as more exercise was permitted in May call outs rose rapidly, with 10 call outs through the month.

Mountain Rescue teams in both England and Wales are anticipating an increase in callouts as lockdown regulations are eased. This is already an issue in England with the changes announced on Sunday, and teams are aware that it could come later in Wales if the situation changes.

Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) has issued another statement concerning COVID-19, asking people to continue to exercise close to home.

Mountain Rescue England and Wales has issued a statement in advance of the Easter weekend, emphasising the Government's message to only exercise in your local area.

February 2020 was a busy month for the team, with eight callouts in total. March also started off relatively busy, but call outs dropped off as the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown kicked-in and people followed the local-exercise only guidance. Three call outs were received during March.

The following statement has been released by Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) in relation to COVID-19 which includes actions that HVMRT is following.

Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team gift ideas

Give the gift of Mountain Rescue...

We have a number of items which would make good Birthday presents or day-to-day gifts:

Rescue Ride

Starts and finishes at our HQ in Marsden

Our Rescue Ride fundraiser offers five rides to choose from; they include road and MTB routes. Whatever your ability, if you have a bike we have a route that you will enjoy...

Watch the space for the date for our 2022 event!

Contact the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team

Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team

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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