National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

18 August 2010

Montgomeryshire complete eight-day challenge

Last summer 23 YFC members from across Montgomeryshire completed an eight-day challenge, starting at the source of the Severn near Llanidloes in Powys and ending more than 150 miles later in the Gloucestershire town of Tewkesbury.

The first section of the charity event saw the YFC members cycling to Garthmyl, near Newtown. They then paddled their canoes the rest of the way, stopping to camp in the evenings. They managed to raise an impressive £7,124.83, which has been donated to the Wales Air Ambulance.

The Montgomeryshire YFC county vice chairman, Roland Davies, came up with the idea. He said: "Living in very rural areas, we realise how valuable a resource the air ambulance is and we wanted to raise money to help keep the service going. We're always looking at ways of raising money and promoting the YFC, and I thought canoeing the length of the River Severn would be a good idea. My home town of Llanidloes is the first town on the Severn and as a child it was something I always fancied doing. And I hope this shows what can be achieved through the YFC." The YFC would also like to thank everyone for the support they recieved - especially their back up crew, Staylittle Outdoor Pursuit Centre, R.H. Bunner & Sons, Trannon Tree Services, A.L. Benbow and Wright Self Drive.
 
 

04 August 2010

Brandesburton YFC members put themselves through their paces by hiking 50 miles through the Pennines in 23 hours to raise cash for charity.

The group from the East Riding of Yorkshire raised £1,686.80 for MedEquip4Kids with their challenging but rewarding experience.

Brandesburton YFC's James Kennedy, Angela Kirkwood, Louise Collier and Harry Foreman are pictured taking a well-earned breather.


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