National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

18 June 2012

A huge congratulations to former NFYFC National Chairman, James Chapman, who has been awarded an MBE for his services to Health and Safety in the Farming Industry.

James has campaigned tirelessly for improvements in farm safety after losing his right arm in a farm machinery accident in 2005. He championed the Health and Safety Executive’s Make the Promise Campaign, and often crops up on the radio and in the news. He has also helped to raise thousands of pounds for RABI and Warwickshire Air Ambulance, both of whom supported James after his accident. He says of the award; “It is truly humbling to receive this honour, and something I never expected. I’m not sure I deserve it really, but I am delighted and can’t wait to meet the Queen.”

“There was a letter waiting for me when I came back from the NFYFC Annual Convention in Torquay. It said that I had been nominated for an MBE and asked if I wanted to accept it. I didn’t have to think too long about that one!”

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