National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

14 November 2014

Selby Young Farmers achieved great recognition within their local community by being nominated at the 2014 Selby and Goole Community Pride Awards.

The club were shortlisted for the Community Project Award, narrowly missing out on the top prize. They were recognised for their fantastic work raising money for local charities, raising over £20,000 in the last five years. The club enjoyed a short stint of being celebrities when they were filmed stockjudging at a local farm which was shown at the awards ceremony.

This year, the club donated £1200 to St Leonard's Hospice York, £1200 to Guide Dogs UK and £1200 to Marie Curie, all charities close to members' hearts.

Selby YFC were also recognised for the training and development which takes place within the club with members taking away excellent life skills, public speaking, time management, problem solving and event management.

Selby YFC Chairman, Georgina Saxon, said: "I am so proud of all of our members, we really appreciate this fantastic recognition as we do a lot of great things in and around the local community, raising money, getting involved in local events, developing local youngsters and showing them what teamwork can do."

"Many members give up a lot of their time to organise events, weekly meetings, competitions and to keep the club running. We have a chairman, secretary, treasurer etc. which are all roles held by members under 26 and require a lot of professionalism to keep the club running to a high standard.  It is sometimes hard work especially around work, school and other busy times but every member always puts a lot of effort in to pull events off." 

If you want to get your club more involved with the community, NFYFC can help you. In partnership with the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services, the RSPB and the Canal and River Trust, NFYFC is running a large scale project to encourage young people in rural areas to take up youth social action projects thanks to funding from the Cabinet Office. Clubs could be entitled up to £500 for taking part in one of these projects.

For further details, please visit our Help Your Community page. 


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