National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

07 June 2013

Television presenter and farmer Jimmy Doherty is backing the Drive it Home campaign and has invited YFC members to his Suffolk farm on Sunday 16 June to take part in the YFC Brake 2young2die course. 

The course, which is free thanks to funding from NFU Mutual and the Rural Youth Trust, is one of seven special Brake YFC courses that are running throughout the UK at different locations. The first one was at Adam’s Cotswold Farm Park in April. 

Jimmy, who is most famous for his Channel 4 show Jimmy’s Farm, kindly offered space on his farm for the course and members will even get to enjoy lunch from the Field Kitchen. 

Jimmy said: "As someone who lives, works and drives in the countryside, I am very supportive of NFYFC's Drive it Home campaign to educate young people on the dangers of rural roads. I would urge young farmers to get involved, learn how to keep safe and teach others to do the same."

The course runs from 11am until 4pm and will equip members with all they need to know to run their own 2young2die training courses back in their clubs. NFYFC wants to create a team of Drive it Home champions throughout the Federation’s 46 counties in England and Wales and 25 are set to become champions in Suffolk. 

The course is particularly relevant in the county after a recent Road Safety Analysis study, produced in support of The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs’ Drive it Home campaign, highlighted that in Suffolk there is an average of 301 young drivers from rural areas who are involved in injury collisions each year. The figures show one in 97 young rural drivers in Suffolk are involved in injury collisions each year. 

Young rural drivers across England and Wales are nearly twice (44%) as likely to be involved in a collision compared to young urban drivers.

For more information about the Brake courses and to find your nearest one, click here.

For more information and to book your place, contact Christina Evans or call 02476 857227. Only a few spaces are left on the course so book quickly to avoid disappointment.


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