National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

01 May 2014

Members will be cycling a combined total of more than 1,000 miles to reach Annual Convention 2014 and aiming to raise thousands of pounds for charities in the process.

Traditionally referred to as WotNots, every year members take part in fundraising challenges on their way to Annual Convention.

This year, NFYFC is aware of six counties who have been preparing for back breaking missions to reach the seaside resort – all in the name of charity. 

The first to set off are 47 members from Cornwall FYFC who start Tracey’s Triathlon on Saturday 3 March. They are raising money for the British Heart Foundation by walking, canoeing and cycling 200 miles from Gloucester to Blackpool.

Following on from them will be a range of cycling challenges. Travelling from Canterbury in Kent, 10 members are aiming to cycle 360 miles in 36 hours in a relay in aid of Reverse Rett to support research into Rett syndrome.

Canterbury YFC Chairman Stacey Taylor said: “This is an enormous challenge and requires not only dedication but a lot of support for the club and its members.”

Wareham and Purbeck YFC in Dorset are aiming to cycling 320 miles over 30 hours from Swanage Pier to Blackpool Pier to raise money for Amelia Grace Rainbow Fund.

Five members of Edgcott & Winslow YFC are raising money for RABI and the Motor Neurone Disease Association by cycling approximately 200 miles non-stop in 24 hours. “This is an endurance challenge,” said member Alan Burborough.

Both on and off road cycling is in order for five members of Ashbourne YFC in Derbyshire who are cycling 100 miles in firemen outfits to raise money for The Derbyshire Fire & Rescue.

And finally, Essex FYFC are aiming to get into the charts by Convention weekend with their charity single Put that Hoedown, which is raising money for The Farming Community Network and YoungMinds.

Where to support
Ashbourne YFC:  TBC
Canterbury YFC:Visit their Just Giving page.
Cornwall FYFC: Text donation to CYFC37 £3 or an amount you care to donate
Edgcott & Winslow YFC: Visit their Just Giving page.
Essex FYFC:  Visit iTunes and buy the single.
Wareham and Purbeck: Visit their Virgin Money page.


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