National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

18 October 2013

 

Malmesbury YFC has celebrated their 80th anniversary by raising one hundred pounds for every year the Club has existed. 

They have raised over £8000 for local and national charities after a whole year of fundraising events, including an epic 120 mile bike ride from Malmesbury to Weymouth for the South West Area Weekend. 

The Club also threw their annual Badminton Blowout, held on the Saturday of the Badminton Horse Trials, and a Harvest Hellraiser Ball. 

They have donated the money raised to the British Heart Foundation and the Wiltshire Air Ambulance, as well as two local charities: PROPS and Great Somerford Pre-School.

Malmesbury YFC Chairman Treasurer, Liz Hutchinson said:
 
“PROPS provides support to children and young people with physical and learning disabilities, one of our members volunteers with the charity so we really wanted to show our support too."



16 October 2013

Devon FYFC is inviting sexual health experts to its events in the county to offer safer sex advice to members.

County Organiser Nick Creasey has organised the visits because young people living in rural areas have limited access to sexual health services.

Nick said: “It can be difficult for young people living in remote locations to get to these clinics to be checked out. Our priority is to keep our members safer and this initiative ensures they are aware of the risk of STIs, as well as giving them the opportunity to be tested or to ask for information and advice.”

The team from the sexual health clinic recently attended a foam party to chat with members and share advice. They have also been invited to a weekend with the new club chairmen and secretaries to give information that they can take back to their clubs.

The sexual health awareness initiative is just one of many topics covered by the county – and the national organisation – to help educate young people on safer lifestyle choices. Others include a focus on drugs and alcohol awareness and health and safety issues.

The visits from the sexual health team to Devon FYFC will appear in the BBC3 programme Unsafe Sex in the City on Weds 16 October at 9pm.



08 October 2013


Culm Valley YFC in Devon recently held their annual Harvest Supper to celebrate the end of another successful year led by Chairwoman Sara Spiller and Secretary Gemma Coles.

The Harvest supper was a chance to celebrate members’ achievements with awards for sports, public speaking and training. It was also the perfect opportunity to celebrate their fundraising success throughout the year by presenting a cheque for over £4000 to local charity, Chicks.

The charity provides respite and care to disadvantaged children across Devon and the Club raised the money by carol singing, holding a bingo night, a duck race, cake stalls and a late summer ball.
 



07 October 2013

 

Terrington Young Farmers have been digging up the land for their latest fundraising effort - a 24-hour ploughathon.

The mammoth feat began at 12.30pm last Saturday, with each member of the Norfolk-based YFC taking the wheel for one hour assisted by members Matt Norman and Jonny Smith.

In true Young Farmers spirit, there was a competitive element with Amy Walton setting the fastest ploughing time and Matt Norman ploughing the straightest furrow.

Club Secretary, Lindsey Walton said:

“The event ran really smoothly, even down to the change of driver and we managed to plough 65 acres of heavy clay silt land. Thanks to all the sponsors, parents and friends who supported the event and made it a success.”

The event raised around £1000 for the two charities that the Club are supporting this year – Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue and the critical care and intensive care unit of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.



07 October 2013

 

Inkberrow YFC members are planning to brighten up their tug of war training ground with some free trees from the Woodland Trust.

The Club applied for the saplings through the Woodland Trust’s Free Trees Scheme which is giving away free tree packs to school, community and youth groups. The Club will receive their trees in November, ready for planting.

Jess Sykes, Chairman of Inkberrow YFC said: “Wayne and Sue have hosted the Inkberrow Young Farmers Tug of War Team on Oak’s Barn Farm for the last three years and this is a great opportunity for us to put something back. The trees will be there as a lasting legacy for many years to come”.

For more information about the scheme, visit woodlandtrust.org.uk/moretreesmoregood.



07 October 2013

 

Young Farmers in Shropshire have been busy raising funds for a local farm which supports adults and children with learning disabilities.

Brown Clee YFC have raised £5,620 for Oak Farm, a council run farm that provides training and work experience in agriculture and horticulture to adults with learning disabilities in South Shropshire.

The farm is directly opposite the village hall where Brown Clee YFC hold their meetings and the Club wanted to help out their local charity. Club Press Officer Alice Price said:

“We decided to support Oak Farm because it’s such a local organisation and they have recently been told that their grants are going to be cut. The money we raise will help them buy a new IT suit which means they can keep up to date and attract new people to the farm.”

The Club held charity events throughout the year to help raise the funds, including carol singing and a twenty two mile sponsored walk. They also organised a Promise Auction which raised around £5000.

As well as making a donation to Oak Farm, the Club also gave £2,320 to Shropshire Air Ambulance.



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