National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

31 July 2014

Dads got to enjoy Oundle YFC's charity clay shoot this year when the Club held the event on Father's Day.

Members introduced the Best Father and Son/Daughter team competition, which ran alongside the more established 40 bird sporting, 40 bird team of four flush, Pool Shoot and Archery/Air Rifle Challenge.

The clay shoot committee, headed by outgoing Oundle YFC Chairman Harry Horrell and member Ted Holmes, set their sights high this year hoping to raise over £4,000 and actually made nearly £2,000 more! The final count came in at £5,925.20.  

Help4Heroes and Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance each received £2462.60 thanks to the funds raised. The remaining £1,000 was donated to the Motor Neurone Disease Association, which is a charity supported by a pub the Club often meet in - the Falcon Inn in Fotheringhay.

Harry said: "Sally Facer and her team at the Falcon Inn have been very supportive of Oundle Young Farmers, letting us use their pub as a meeting place and the Cottage Room."  

The first charity clay shoot started in 2010 and has been held every year since and has so far raised more than £14,625 for Help4Heroes and Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

"With the event going from strength to strength we must thank all our sponsors, volunteers, competitors and our ever accommodating host," said Harry. " A massive thank you must also go to the hard-working committee who put so much time and effort into creating a wonderful event that we are very proud to run!"


24 July 2014

When Buxton YFC member Olivia Gratton qualifies as a nurse this August she also plans to mark the occasion by raising money for the patients she has helped.

After three years of study at the University of Derby, Olivia and her cohort of student nurses decided to take part in the Macmillan Trekathon across Hadrian’s Wall.

The challenging 23-mile hike in Northumbeland is the charity’s unique way to celebrate and remember those affected by cancer.

Olivia said: “We are taking part in the Trekathon to mark us qualifying and in respect and memory of all the patients we have cared for and will continue to nurse in our careers.”

Olivia and fellow nurses will take part in the trek on 16 August. You can donate to Olivia’s challenge here and find out more about the Trekathon here.




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