Who we are

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) is a 100% voluntary charity, that operates within Mountain Rescue (England & Wales) guidelines and is part of the Mid-Pennine Search & Rescue region supporting the statutory emergency services, working on behalf of West Yorkshire Police.

Search and Rescue Capabilities include:

Search and Rescue Planning & Management, Specialist Medical Treatment, Technical Steep Ground and Crag Rescue, Night and Adverse Weather Search & Rescue, Body Recovery, Swiftwater / Flood Rescue and Stretcher Evacuation.

What’s that in numbers?



It costs approximately £35,000 per year just to remain operational.

This amount is raised entirely through donations from the community and local business. All donations go directly towards keeping a roof over our heads, maintaining our emergency response vehicles, purchasing essential life-saving equipment and training team member’s new skills.

We receive no direct funding from the council or government.
Thank you for helping us to help you.


Fundraising and Public Events

Brit Rock Film Tour 2015

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team hosts Brit Rock Film Tour 2015, featuring the world premiere of ‘Citadel’ by Alastair Lee (12a)

Thursday 8th October, Screen 7.30–10pm

Based on the success of last years screening, Brit Rock Film Tour is back and bigger than ever. Brit Rock comes right from the heart of the UK adventure scene, with liberal splashes of the inimitable British spirit.

‘Citadel’ by Alastair Leeis a stunning new mountain film for 2015 from multi-award winner Alastair Lee and the Posing Productions. Featuring hardcore UK alpinists Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey as they attempt the stunning NW ridge of the remote peak 'The Citadel' deep in the Neacola range, Alaska. The world's first mountain film shot entirely in 4k, a stunning visual treat reveals alpine climbing like never before.

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Latest Tweets


  • Incident #899
    2015-10-02 at Summit, Littleborough
    On Friday at 15:20, Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received a request from Oldham…
  • Incident #898
    2015-09-28 at Hirstwood Reservoir
    Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received a request from Rossendale & Pendle MRT for…
  • Incident #897
    2015-09-24 at Otley Chevin
    At 17:00, CVSRT received a request for urgent assistance from West Yorkshire Police with the…
  • Incident #896
    2015-09-24 at Earl Crag, Cowling
    At 11:41 yesterday, CVSRT received an urgent request for assistance by St John's Ambulance staff…

Team News

  • Hardcastle Crags
    In-between callouts this week, CVSRT received an unexpected telephone call from someone wishing to make a donation to the team. Last year, whilst out walking at Hardcastle Crags, a lady…
  • Sainsbury's (Wade Street Halifax), Charity of the Year
    It is with great pleasure that we can now announce that the grand total raised from the team being chosen as the Sainsbury's (Wade Street Halifax), Charity of the Year…
  • Kilimanjaro Challenge
    Drew Whitworth, who lives in Hebden Bridge, recently contacted the team to say he had a great idea to help raise funds for Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team. Obviously we…
  • Dementia Friendly
    On Saturday May 9th, Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team members were at the official launch of 'Dementia Friendly Todmorden'. The group, which aims to provide help for those who…

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