National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

27 August 2013

 

Sixteen members of Eden Valley Young Farmers’ Club in Cumbria took on the C2C cycle challenge this month – pedalling 140 miles in just three days.

Around 12,000 cyclists complete the route from Whitehaven to Sunderland every year making it one of Britain’s most popular cycle trails.

The team were raising money for three charities, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and the MS Society. Generous sponsorship from friends, family and local firms, as well as a charity auction of promises held early in the year mean that the Club have now raised nearly £12,000 for these fantastic causes.

The cyclists were followed by a support vehicle lent by H. Pigney and driven by Linda Pigney, Carole Barker and Will Patterson. District Chairman, Kelly Ousby dipped her wheel in the North Sea and said she was very proud of her fellow cyclists and Club:

“We were exhausted but very happy to have raised so much money. We had a great time.”



08 August 2013

 

Young Farmers in Hertfordshire have found an unusual way of letting off some steam before the busy work of harvest begins.

James Watts and Ben Wilson from North Herts YFC recently took part in the quirky village tradition of wheelbarrow racing to help raise funds for local charities.

Every year the village of Braughing in Hertfordshire holds a charity event which involves teams of two racing around the village in a decorated wheelbarrow – with one member in the barrow and the other pushing! Stopping off at a few pubs on the way, the teams race to the finish line to be crowned champions.

Unfortunately this was an accolade James and Ben just missed out on. After a strong start the boys, who were dressed as Where’s Wally, were overtaken in the final leg by the eventual winners.

Money raised from the event went to two local good causes Isabel Hospice and Friends of Jenyns First School.



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