By Danielle Boothroyd
A Marsden-based group of mountain rescue volunteers have organised an ongoing event to help raise much needed funds for their service – and they want as many people as possible to join in virtually.
Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team (HVMRT) have come up with the idea for a small group of their members to complete a 200k walk around their team area boundary, while encouraging other people across the globe to participate through their own choice of activity, whether it be walking, running, biking, riding, canoeing, or something else! This can be done in the individual’s own time when convenient for them, up until 23 May this year.
The challenge needs to be completed over 12 legs (roughly 10 miles each). Once registered for the event, an app will be available to track your daily exercise and progress on a map, showing exactly where you would be in real life. Along the way HVMRT will keep you updated as you complete a leg, revealing photos of the team and various landmarks. At the end you will receive a medal and will have helped raise money for a great cause.
HVMRT have been continuing to deliver Search & Rescue provision all through the COVID pandemic – with no normal fundraising events being able to take place. This special event is being officially supported by the mayor Kirklees, Councillor Nigel Patrick.
Registrations are being accepted until 22 May and the sign-up price is £25 + a 6% booking fee.
All the details can be found on the website.