Team postpone celebration to mark 50th close to home

SSP chief executive, Mr Laurence Walker presents a cheque for �5,000 to CVSRT members Mick Smith and Richard Smith
SSP chief executive, Mr Laurence Walker presents a cheque for �5,000 to CVSRT members Mick Smith and Richard Smith
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Following the devastating floods that swept through Calderdale on Boxing Day, St Michael’s Church and The Hall, Mytholmroyd, are both out of action until further notice.

The extent of the damage indicates that it will be a long process for the church and the community to repair the damage resulting in Calder Valley Search and Rescue team deciding to postpone their 50th Anniversary Celebrations which were due to take place this Saturday at the church.

The team have every faith that the church - with which they have very strong ties - will be restored to its former glory and have rescheduled the celebrations to take place on November 26.

The Mytholmroyd-based team, whose members have been heavily involved in flood rescues, has recently received a donation of £5,000 from leading insurance software provider SSP, enabling it to purchase new equipment.

This sum is part of £20,000 going towards efforts to help local people and businesses affected by the floods in Calderdale.

With SSP’s Head office based at Dean Clough in Halifax, which also suffered some flooding,many staff members were affected directly. Laurence Walker, SSP Chief Excecutive said: “When a local tragedy happens it affects everyone who lives and works here. Many poeple have been flooded out of their homes or businesses, and we can all help support groups working hard to put right the damage.”