National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

Gemma Owen, 20, Aberhafesp YFC, Powys

RUNNER UP – Community Supporter of the Year 2020  

Gemma’s generosity is well-known in her club – described as a great personality who is always willing to help everyone. It came as no surprise that Gemma was one of the first in her area to volunteer the support of Aberhafesp YFC when the pandemic started taking hold in March.

Gemma threw herself into delivering prescriptions and shopping to vulnerable people and also volunteered with Powys Association of Voluntary organisations (PAVO) to do the same throughout North Powys.

Often making up to 15 deliveries a week during the peak of the pandemic, the help she gave proved essential in supporting people’s wellbeing. When delivering supplies, she would often spend time talking to people to check they were ok. She was described as “worth her weight in gold” by one person she supported.

Gemma was not alone in her endeavours though as she rallied other YFC members and leaders to help out with deliveries too. This had a huge impact on the village and surrounding areas, massively improving YFC’s reputation in the process. 

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