National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

06 February 2015

Young Farmers from Leicestershire & Rutland YFC are taking on a mammoth cycling challenge to raise money for the hospital that helped on one its members.

Members of Netherseal Young Farmers’ Club will cycle 112 miles to the East Midlands YFC’s annual general meeting in Skegness, all in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The club will be raising money for the hospital’s renal unit after a club member required its services last year. George Calcott, 15, fell ill after being diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome – a kidney disorder that affects hundreds of children in the UK.

The team will set off from their base in Measham at 4:30am on Thursday 5th March. They will then travel through Ashby, Melton Mowbray and Grantham before arriving in Skegness later that afternoon. The club completed a similar challenge four years ago.

Hannah Kinston, club secretary at Netherseal YFC, said: “It’s a massive challenge for us, but we are well under way with the training and recently completed a 50 mile journey. When we last took on this challenge, we raised over £10,000 and we would be over the moon to raise that much money again.

“Netherseal YFC is like one big family for its members. As a club, we are so grateful to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for taking such amazing care of George, who is now doing really well and on the road to a full recovery.”

For anyone who has any questions about the challenge or wishes to make a donation, please contact Hannah Kinston on 07817 808392. You can also keep up-to-date with the team’s preparation for the challenge by visiting their Facebook page:


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