About Us Hands Off HRI

Hands Off HRI

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Hands Off HRI is a grass-roots community campaign started by Kirklees resident Karl Deitch in January 2016.

From its spontaneous inception as a Facebook group on Jan 16th, 2016 (swiftly followed by a Twitter account, a day or two later), the campaign has stunned the public and the media by its spectacular growth in less than 2 months from zero to over 47,000 members residing across the entire geography of Kirklees and Calderdale, from Huddersfield, Dewsbury & Halifax to Holmfirth, Hebden Bridge, Kirkburton, Todmorden & Denby Dale.

Hands Off HRI represents the wider community of the entire southern part of the county of West Yorkshire all coming together with one voice to declare unambiguously:

"Hands Off HRI!"


Please support #HandsOffHRI

To date we have successfully raised...

£42,517 Updated: 20th Mar, 2017

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We are hugely grateful for all donations to #HandsOffHRI.

Our many thanks to these local businesses and organisations... To find out more about why we need to raise funds and what we are doing to keep up fundraising momentum, please see our Hands Off HRI Campaign Fundraising Page.


The #HandsOffHRI Campaign

All about the #HandsOffHRI Campaign which started with an colossal bang in January 2016 - and is still growing in community participation, fundraising success and popularity!

Discover what the community campaign aims to achieve, how it all began and what triggered the community campaign's spectacular growth throughout the first few weeks after it roared into existence.

See a timeline of the HandsOffHRI Campaign's astounding growth month-by-month, since its inception.

Find out too what events the HandsOffHRI Campaign has planned in the weeks and months ahead and how you can get involved.


#HandsOffHRI Campaign Statements

An archived series of public statements from the #HandsOffHRI Campaign from early 2016 until the present.

Find statements published and broadcast by the campaign every month from March 2016 onwards, regarding:

N.B. Before being archived on the Campaign Statements Page, the #HandsOffHRI Campaign's most recent statements are always published first on the front page of the Hands Off HRI Website.

See: Hands Off HRI Campaign Statements Archive...

WhoWe Are

The #HandsOffHRI Campaign wouldn't be a fraction of the amazing campaign that it is, if it weren't for the tireless energy and work of literally thousands of volunteers across Greater Huddersfield and Calderdale.

See a quick summary list of some of the very many #HandsOffHRI Campaign Volunteers, which explains some of the hard work each of them devotes to the campaign on a monthly, weekly and sometimes even daily basis.


Special Thanks from the #HandsOffHRI Campaign

The #HandsOffHRI Campaign would like to give Special Thanks to the following businesses and organisations for all their terrific support in helping to save Huddersfield Royal Infirmary...

Without so many people from so many valleys across the southern part of West Yorkshire all pulling together to support the campaign as magnificently as they have done, then, as a community, the people of Greater Huddersfield and Calderdale would never have been able to build all the amazing things we have all achieved so far.

Special Thanks from the Hands Off HRI Campaign go to...