A brief story of these fundraisers is below along with links that will allow you to read more, follow their progress and give you the opportunity to donate. Each donation, no matter the value, will go a long way to help them reach their goals and help CVSRT too.
A Tri-Nation Tinyhorse Trotathon Trail Marathon Run
A tenacious team of three tinyhorses are currently competing in their own Tri-Nation Trotathon in support of Mountain Rescue (MR).
The three tinyhorses - #GoAngus, #GoPageBoy and #GoTitan - will each represent a country and MR organisation and you can follow their progress and root for your favourite as they trot up the miles, and compete 'just for fun' on distance, time, and amount raised.
Tinyhorse PageBoy, representing England, will be supporting his local MR team, Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team, PageBoy is generally super chill and a keen 'middle of the pack' social runner. He doesn't care too much for speed, just enjoying being out on the trails and paces along with his head held high.
Thank you to all the horses and runners taking part and go PageBoy.
For more information visit - https://www.givey.com/trotathoncaldervalleysrt
One of our own team members, Paul Taylor, plans to ride, one wheel (on a unicycle!) on the canal towpath system across the country from Runcorn to Goole, passing over Summit all in order to raise much needed funds to provide equipment for CVSRT’s specialist Swift Water Rescue Technicians. Paul will be making the journey over multiple days from July 2020.
For more information visit - https://www.givey.com/bearingup
Every year since he was 14, Robert Batty has walked the Halifax Long March, raising money for a wide range of charities, both locally and nationally.
Due to many events being cancelled as a result of the COVID19 Pandemic Robert has not been able to continue his 20 year record Halifax Long March walk. Not wanting to see the year pass by without setting his own unique way of making sure that he can carry on the tradition Robert has decided to take on the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks by night!
For more information visit - https://www.givey.com/yorkshiredalesthreepeaksnightwalk
What is it like to be a part of Calder Valley Mountain Rescue Team (CVSRT)?
A few members of the team took some time out to chat with Laura Reid at the Yorkshire Post, reflecting on what life is like as a volunteer and the busy period we have experienced throughout the COVID19 pandemic.
Thank you to Laura and the Yorkshire Post for publishing an excellent article.
To read the full article follow the link; https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/people/meet-these-yorkshire-mountain-rescue-volunteers-helping-reach-people-difficulty-remote-places-2906586?fbclid=IwAR087pTF_O-VqCZX-2dKzFvqlGAj5Y4u0DMfBusJ10CQI2YEishjFfgZhjY
If you would like to support the team and to donate to CVSRT, please visit: https://www.givey.com/caldervalleysearchandrescueteam
What happens when you cannot run events planned to take place during the current COVID19 lockdown? You run them virtually.
Two local running races, the Horsforth Fellandale’s Danefield relay and the CraggRunner’s Stock’s Lane Stinger are this year being held virtually. Sign up, record your run and share your time with the event organiser, or just complete it for fun!
We would like to thank both events for choosing to raise money on behalf of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT).
If you’re quick you may have time to squeeze in an official entry to the Danefield relay as the event closes on 5th July, however if not, the 5km hilly circuit of Danefield on Otley Chevin is still a worthy challenge at anytime.
For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/danefieldrelay
Stock’s Lane Stinger
10k over mixed terrain with a final climb hitting a gradient 17.2%. The leaderboard for this event is already seeing some fantastic times and the event is open until the 31st August should you wish to test yourself on the course. There is also a separate cycling leaderboard if you would prefer to complete the course on two wheels.
For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/CraggRunner-112152633539050
You can donate to CVSRT at any time by visiting our fundraising page https://www.givey.com/caldervalleysearchandrescueteam
A huge thank you to both events for choosing CVSRT to raise much needed funds and when out in the countryside please remember to be respectful to local residents, follow the Countryside Code, all current COVID19 guidelines, be #adventuresmart and have fun.