National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

03 December 2013

Members of Downham Market YFC in Norfolk are feeling pretty proud of themselves after raising £10,000 over the last year for local charities. Their efforts saw them gain the Charity Cup at this year’s Norfolk YFC AGM for the 2012-2013 club year. 

The club, which has 35 members, organised and planned an array of events from clay shoots and race nights to fashion shows. They also hosted a dinner dance for over 600 people in West Norfolk. Club member Charlotte Waters said:

“The dance was one of the most challenging, but also the most rewarding of all the events we held. We’re so pleased with the amount we have raised for charity over the year – not bad for a little Club in the East!”

The money has been donated to three local charities – Scotty’s Little Soldiers, St. Mary’s Church in Stradsett and Norfolk SERV who transport blood, platelets and breast milk to and from hospitals.

Downham Market YFC are now eager to continue their fundraising efforts in the new YFC year and have already got the ball rolling with a pop-up restaurant. The Club catered for and waited on 70 guests – and even did the washing up! Charlotte said:

“The pop-up restaurant was fine dining YFC style. The evening was a great success raising £918. This is only the start of the Club year and we have a packed programme of fundraising events ahead of us - we want to hold on to that trophy!”


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