Long Service Awards

20 Jun 2014
Pictured: Team Leader Les Wilson presents Mick and Hilary Newsome with their 25 Years' Long Service Awards. As some of you may know, CVSRT have been saving lives in wild and remote places since 1966…and whilst Mick & Hilary Newsome haven’t been team members for so long, it still seems fitting to mark their 25 years’ service with an award. Husband and wife team, Mick and Hilary received the 25 years Long Service Award at a recent team business meeting. When asked how things had changed over the years, they reflected with fondness how they got involved with CVSRT and…

Commendation Award

20 Apr 2014
It was a case of double delight for members of the team as we were commended and given a cheque by the West Yorkshire Police.  Pictured left to right - Team members John, Ann, Pete, Les & Bryan attended the annual Calderdale Police Awards to accept the District Commander’s Commendation for the life-saving voluntary work carried out during last year’s snow storms. And, just as important for the teams’ volunteers the police presented team members with a cheque for £2,000 which will help significantly with the annual £35,000 running costs. Team leader Les Wilson said: “The award makes us feel…

Supporter Appeal

07 Feb 2014
Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team are currently seeking to enlist the help of more 'active' supporters to assist the team. We are looking for people who have some time to spare to provide active support to the team with the various demands including: fundraising, maintenance, assisting with training and general practical support - people who can be our ambassadors at the many local community events we are requested to attend and support each year. If you are interested and think this may be for you, please visit our supporters page and get in touch. We are organising an open…

New Team Leader

02 Feb 2014
A new Team Leader for Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team. After 5 years as Team Leader of Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team, Al Day (pictured right) is handing over the reins and responsibility for the team to his deputy, Les Wilson. Al said, “When I moved to the Calder Valley team in 1999 from Oldham Mountain Rescue Team, CVSRT were responding to around 20 incidents per year and operated two response vehicles from the newly built Mytholmroyd base. Fifteen years later, the team has undergone a dramatic transformation; responding to over four times as many incidents with 4…
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