Working together - store and rescue volunteers team up

Staff at a village supermarket have, with the help of the public, been contributing some funding for Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team.

Each Sainsbury’s store can choose a charity for two years and at the Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd, branch they have found an ideal deserving charity in their near neighbours Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team.

Pictured at the cheque handover at the Rescue Post are, from the left, Malcolm Rogers (CVSRT), Daniel Hume (Sainsbury's), Khoyrun Ali (Sainsbury's store manager), Bob Uttley (CVSRT president), Carol Yates (Sainsbury's) and Ann Ogden (CVSRT)

Pictured at the cheque handover at the Rescue Post are, from the left, Malcolm Rogers (CVSRT), Daniel Hume (Sainsbury's), Khoyrun Ali (Sainsbury's store manager), Bob Uttley (CVSRT president), Carol Yates (Sainsbury's) and Ann Ogden (CVSRT)

Sainsbury’s is more or less opposite the team’s Rescue Post, which is next to Mytholmroyd Community Centre, and last week they handed over a cheque to the team for more than £1,000.

Store manager Khoyrun Ali and staff members Daniel Hume and Carol Yates met with team members and more money should follow, as Khoyrun explained.

“We have taken part in a lot of activities including fancy dress, sold some home baking, held charity stalls, taken part in Mytholmroyd gala and taken part in a charity football match.

“At Sainsbury’s we can choose a local charity to raise money for and can keep the same one for two years - so far we have raised £1,132.36 at the end of the first year, so there is still some more to come. We think the rescue team is a good one to choose.”

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team president Bob Uttley thanked the Sainsbury’s staff and said: “We don’t get Government funding so the more money we can get in the better. All our money is gifted to us.”