The Mayor of Hebden Royd Cllr Val Stevens met with members of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) on Wednesday 16 December in Mytholmroyd to congratulate the charity, having been awarded a community funding grant of nearly £4000 for personal protective equipment (PPE).
Trisha Merrington Equipment Officer said: "CVSRT were very delighted to receive a generous donation enabling us to quickly purchase 56 lightweight jackets. They are much need PPE against the threat of Covid-19 infection. This has been our busiest year ever with more people going into the hills during this difficult time."
CVSRT is a registered charity providing an essential, life-saving emergency service to the people of the Calder Valley and beyond. The Team attends an average of 65+ callouts each year and is staffed entirely by over 50 unpaid volunteers.
Mayor of Hebden Royd, who was accompanied by her consort Cllr Pat Fraser, said: “Hebden Royd Town Council are very happy to support this much needed resource staffed entirely by volunteers and benefits everyone in the Valley who walk in the hills.”
The social distanced meeting was accompanied by Peter Haigh, Purchasing Officer; Trisha Merrington, Equipment Officer; Malcolm Rogers, supporter and full-time volunteer and generous donor, Mark Timmerman.
Do you need funding for projects big or small? Each year Hebden Royd Town Council welcomes applications from community groups to apply for a financial grant from the Council's Community Funding Budget to support projects, activities and events that benefit the residents of Hebden Royd.
Completed applications for grants will be submitted to the next available meeting of the Community Funding Committee. Full details can be found via the Hebden Royd Town Council website grants page.
Added: Tuesday, 15 December 2020