National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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Light a beacon for NFYFC Patron, Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

NFYFC has been asked to involve YFC members and clubs in the celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Jubilee Beacons – Thursday 2 June 2022

As an organisation enjoying the patronage of Her Majesty The Queen, YFCs are invited to join the UK’s long tradition of celebrating Royal occasions with the lighting of beacons to mark the Platinum Jubilee.

Clubs are encouraged to be part of this celebration that will be taking place throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UIK overseas territories. YFCs are therefore invited to construct and light a beacon in celebration of the jubilee on Thursday 2 June 2022.

Beacon events may be private events or open to the public. YFC clubs could plan and host this as a club event or a community event for those living locally.  YFCs are encouraged to collaborate with other clubs and societies in the area to co-host a community event.

Please see this guide published by the Platinum Jubilee Beacon co-ordinators - pages 10 to 15 are particularly important:

- how to take part

- various types of beacon

- safety essentials

- legals

The Big Lunch

On Sunday 5 June 2022, YFCs are asked to be involved in The Big Lunch. This will allow clubs to be at the centre of their own local community. 

The Big Lunch encourages communities to celebrate connections and get to know each other in the spirit of fun and friendship.

It is suggested that YFCs speak with Parish Councils, local branches of the NFU, Grassland Societies, Agricultural Societies, Village Hall Committees, Women’s Institute, and other clubs and societies in the local area to work jointly and plan to celebrate the jubilee together.  Working with other clubs and societies in the local community in the spirit of fun and celebration will be a great occasion to bring YFC families, past and present, together in celebration.

The Big Lunch can take many forms, from a full roast lunch in the village hall, afternoon tea on the village green, strawberries and cream in the garden, a BBQ or hog roast or more. 

This type of working will assist with the profile of the club locally and with recruitment of members whilst ensuring YFC is very much at the centre of the community. 

See more information about The Big Lunch here.  

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