National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

16 December 2013


After a packed year of fundraising, Yarcombe and District YFC members have presented over five thousand pounds to charity, supporting both national charities and their local community.

This month the Devon Club presented £3,450 to CLIC Sargent after raising funds through carol singing, whist drives and a water party held in August.

Kate Burrough, Press Secretary for Yarcombe YFC said:

“CLIC Sargent is a charity close to home for many of our members and a very worthwhile cause that we wanted to support for 2013-13. Sarah Shaw from CLIC Sargent came to talk to us and explained what a difference this money would make to families who have children receiving medical treatment in Bristol.”

Twenty-one girls from the Club also raised over £1,600 for Cancer research this year, after taking part in the Race for Life at Vivary Park in Taunton on a scorching summer’s day in July.

As well as national charities, the Club has also been supporting organisations closer to home. Three hundred pounds, raised through a charity walk and cream tea, was given to the village of Buckland St.Mary, to support the local pre-school, school and brownies.

Kate said:

“Many of our members grew up in Buckland St.Mary and went to school there. Hopefully this money will go towards helping future members of Yarcombe and District YFC whilst they are still at school.

“We want to thank everyone for helping to raise this money and hopefully we can raise an even larger amount this year.”

09 December 2013

With the Christmas season in full swing, Ashford Young Farmers’ Club in Kent teamed up with Perry Court Farm to prepare and deliver 20 Christmas hampers to the elderly community in and around the Ashford area.

The young farmers gathered on Wednesday 4 December to hand select a wide array of wonderful seasonal products from Perry Court Farm who generously subsidises the club’s annual Christmas hamper scheme. The hampers were then decorated and delivered to nominated members from Ashford’s elderly community on Saturday 7 December.

Jess Weeks, Ashford Club Secretary, said:

“Christmas is all about giving and we always try to support the less fortunate members of our community. This can be a difficult and lonely time of year for the elderly people we donated hampers to, but our deliveries gave them some Christmas joy and many were grateful for someone to talk to.

“We are extremely appreciative of the help we received from Perry Court Farm. I would especially like to thank Heidi Fermor who ensures that every year all of our hampers are generously filled with the very best produce. We could not have done it without her.”

Ashford Young Farmers’ Club meets every Wednesday evening and is open to anyone between the ages of 16 and 26. Visit for more information.

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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