Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team stand behind the message asking people to Stay Home and Stay Safe. We do, however, understand that people need to venture outside for all manner of reasons.
We also understand that throughout this pandemic we will be asked to assist the emergency services. The driving factors for all of the extra precautions ourselves and all the Mountain Rescue Teams are taking are to look out for the safety and wellbeing of our volunteers whilst maintaining the ability to remain operational and take care of the safety and wellbeing of all casualties in need of our help.
There are many reasons why someone may have an accident and require assistance and many of them are not the result of an individual being reckless, under prepared or taking unnecessary risks.
We have never and will never judge those in need and will always be available when called upon and we share our stories, not to be critical, but to simply raise awareness of what CVSRT does in the community.
We currently live in strange times with emotions running high and during this lockdown we are seeing an increased amount of activity on social media.
Social media can be an amazing platform and what we need more than ever in these testing times is for it to be filled with kindness, compassion and understanding.
Yes, please be safe but also remember if you do need help, we are all here to provide it.
Finally a thank you to the kind person(s) who left the stone (pictured) at our base in Mytholmroyd.