National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement



NFYFC rural apprentice challenge

in conjunction with


Pictured (left to right)  The Silsden with Skipton YFC team of Steph Ellis and Annabel Mason present their hard work to the Rural Apprentice judges at the NFYFC finals. Worth Valley YFC members organised a wrestling show as part of their project which raised £3,400 for Sue Ryder in 2010. The winning team from Worth Valley YFC, Dave Johnson and Sophie Ogden, receive prizes from NFYFC president Lional Hill and NFYFC chairwoman Helen Roberts.

After the success of the first National Rural Apprentice competition last year, the competition will run again in 2010/2011, and Young Farmers’ Clubs are being encouraged to take on a new fundraising challenge akin to the BBC’s The Apprentice and put their entrepreneurial skills to the test to raise vital funds for good causes. 

This year's competition builds on the original concept devised by Sue Ryder Care and now also allows YFCs to fundraise for their own chosen charity of the year while continuing to help the healthcare charity.

As in last year's challenge. entrants to the competition will receive the £50 investment money provided by nternational financial services organisation Foresters and be challenged to use their entrepreneurial skills to turn it into hundreds of pounds. This time half of that start-up money will go to help the work of Sue Ryder Care and the other half plus the money generated by the challenge can be donated to the YFC's charity of choice.

Introduction by NFYFC competitions steering group's James Sage


How the money raised is used by Sue Ryder Care 


Resources for competitors


Photographs from the 2009 Yorkshire YFC pilot competition


  Kindly sponsored by Foresters



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