National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

30 September 2009

Young Farmers’ Clubs across England and Wales are being encouraged to sign-up to a fundraising challenge akin to the BBC’s The Apprentice and put their entrepreneurial skills to the test to raise vital funds for healthcare charity Sue Ryder Care.

The NFYFC Rural Apprentice Challenge tasks members with raising hundreds of pounds for Sue Ryder Care from an initial investment of £50 provided by international financial services organisation Foresters.

Skills developed through YFC activities, such as teamwork, good communication and problem solving, will be put to the test.

All the money will go directly to support Sue Ryder Care to continue to provide end of life and long-term care to people living with conditions including; cancer, stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, dementia, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and motor neurone disease.

NFYFC CEO James Eckley said: “NFYFC is delighted to be working with Sue Ryder Care, not only on the fundraising front, but on the concept of young people planning their fundraising activities, and the emphasis of our competition is the publicity and promotion of that activity, Sue Ryder Care and YFC.

“We are certain our member clubs will devise and plan many innovative ways to demonstrate their entrepreneurship in this exciting new addition to our competitions programme, and we are grateful to Foresters for their sponsorship of this new challenge to our member clubs.”

The NFYFC Rural Apprentice Challenge is running from November 2009 to October 2010.

Click here to watch the videos and download entry forms


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