National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

20 November 2009

NFYFC's Christine Hope has been named one of the Future 100 Young Social Entrepreneurs for 2009.

Herefordshire YFC's Christine, last year's personal development committee chairwoman, was recognised as a founder and partner at Hopes of Longtown, by the awards which recognise, encourage and reward extraordinary vision, ethical business practice and social responsibility.

The awards put the spotlight on young people aged 18-35 that offer innovative and sustainable solutions to social problems.

Christine's business, Hopes of Longtown, aims to combine the qualities of the farmers market with the convenience of a superstore, sustaining local economies. She also opened a second store last month, Hopes of Poston, and, with a pig, composter and Wiggly Wormery, has put a strategy in place to minimise waste.

Christine said: “I am surprised and delighted to be listed. We may only be small but we make a big difference, hopefully we can encourage others to do the same.”

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