National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

12 November 2012

 

Outgoing Pembrokeshire YFC County Chairman Ros Bushell took the concept of a fundraising drive literally when she set herself a challenge to complete a 110-mile tractor run around the county.

The run started at Ros’ home club of Llysyfran YFC and took in each of the county’s 13 clubs – from Eglwyswrw to South Pembs – before finishing at Pembrokeshire FYFC’s County Office in Haverfordwest.

A fantastic success, the trip raised £2,627 for Pembrokeshire YFC and Ty Hafan children’s hospice, which offers comfort and support to life-limited children.

Ros, a teacher at Ysgol Bro Gwaun in Fishguard, wanted to complete a fundraising event during her time as County Chairman and chose a tractor run as a nod to the traditional aspect of YFC.

"I wanted to do something a little different," explained Ros.

"It’s important to ensure that YFC keeps giving the fantastic opportunities that it does to young people in our county, and I hope that the members will rise to the challenge and that the county will support two such worthy causes."

Ros was kindly sponsored by J. E. Lawrence and was accompanied along the route by YFC members.
She presented a cheque for £1,314 to Philip Thomas, of Ty Hafan at a recent meeting of Pembrokeshire YFC’s executive committee.

 

[Pictured: Outgoing Pembrokeshire YFC county chairman Ros Bushell presents a cheque for £1,314 to Philip Thomas, of Ty Hafan.]



02 November 2012


Members from Hope Valley YFC in Derbyshire have been auctioning themselves off to the highest bidder, all in the name of charity.

Over 200 people attended the club's annual Harvest Auction, held at the Travellers Rest in Brough, which has become a popular event in the local calendar. The club auctioned off various items, from cakes and pheasants to a whole day of work. The biggest money spinner was an offer to shear 150 ewes, which made £160.

Overall the club raised an impressive £2500 for their chosen charities Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) and Community First Responders.

Club member Alice Helliwell explains why they chose these charities;
 
“Three families in the Hope Valley have been affected by SADS in recent years and the Community First Responders help many people each year in isolated communities such as the High Peak. Hope Valley YFC would just like to thank the local businesses that supported the event and everyone who attended.”
 



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