The Rescue Post, Mytholmroyd, with the clients from The Hive standing by one of the rescue vehicles.


On Monday, 20th May, 2019, the clients, volunteers and staff of The Hive were fortunate enough to be invited to visit the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team.

After being treated to a lovely cup of refreshing tea, we were shown a film which featured many of the scenarios in which the rescuers may find themselves.

It included mountain rescue of injured climbers, assistance given in circumstances of fire and flood, the use of sniffer dog and the use of rescue helicopters.

We were told that there were approximately 50 volunteers at any given time who all received training for using the equipment and things like first aid. The volunteers have one training evening per week.

Most of the volunteers have a full time job and very understanding employers who will release them when an emergency is announced.

Lastly, the CVSRT people showed us their equipment and explained what they were used for and they gave us a practical display.

It was a thoroughly absorbing and informative visit and we were made to feel very welcome. Thank you to Dr. Rebecca Freeman, Alistair Morris and Malcolm Rogers for the film show, talk and display.

The service costs 35 thousand pounds a year to run but they receive no official funding and would be grateful for any financial help and support.


The clients of The Hive paid a special visit to the Town Hall on Wednesday, 21st August 2019.

Firstly, they broke new ground when they underwent basic training in Safeguarding with tutor, Kirsty Dutton. The clients showed a lot of interest and asked relevant questions. We hope this will help them in their own personal lives.

Secondly, they were given a tour of the Town Hall and 

a few facts about the history this important building.

Our clients reported that they has thoroughly enjoyed their day, both the training and the tour of the buildings facilities.


And finally................

Normally when you see a headline like this, it is usually when something is coming to an end. But not with us, we're different, for us it is the start of something big.

We are delighted, pleased, chuffed and ecstatic to announce the opening of our, long awaited, charity shop at our new premises at 9 King Edward Street, Halifax.

We open at 9.30 am on Monday 25th November, 2019.

Our opening hours will be 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Monday to Friday.

We will have bargains galore for everyone and look forward to seeing you there. Friends old and new will be very welcome.

Call in and see us..........THRIVE WITH THE HIVE!



These are exciting times for The Hive and we are all having to pinch ourselves to make sure it's real.

This is only the beginning, we are bristling with innovative ideas

to take this service forward.

Watch this space for further news and updates.