National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

10 July 2017

Forty tractors, coordinated by Lichfield YFC, travelled in convoy around Lichfield and its surrounding villages to raise money for The Teenage Cancer Trust in July.

The small club, based in south Staffordshire, travelled 23 miles venturing to Whittington, Fradley and Kings Bromley villages.

Drivers returned to their starting point – Curborough Hall Farm in Lichfield – for a BBQ and refreshments, kindly hosted by the Hollinshead family.

Nick Hollinshead, club member of Lichfield YFC, who coordinated the day said: “We are really pleased with how well this year’s run has gone and think that with donations still coming in, we will have raised over £1100 towards The Teenage Cancer Trust.  We look forward to making the presentation to them later in the year.”

10 July 2017

It was 1947 when Yarcombe and District YFC in Devon first opened its doors to young farmers in the local area.

Seventy years later and the Club is still going strong and has just celebrated its platinum anniversary with a black tie ball for 500 people. The event also helped to raise money for two of the Club’s charities, Exeter’s Neonatal Unit, Musgrove’s Neonatal Unit and Over the Wall.

The celebrations didn’t end there as on the following day, the Club held a celebratory lunch for 400 past, present and future members. The guest speaker was former NFYFC activities chairman James Morrish, who is now a Kivells Auctioneer.

A commemorative photo was taken of the chairmen, secretaries and treasurers from the past 70 years, thanks to Martin Smith Photography.  Two of the founding members, John Salter and Margaret Wyatt, also posed for a photo with the current Club Chairman Liam Dare and Secretary Sarah Broom.

Press Secretary Laura Dare said: “A thoroughly enjoyable weekend was had by all those who attended. A massive thank you to all those who supported the weekend. The club is in such a strong position because of the people supporting it and without the support we would never have been able to celebrate the 70th Anniversary in the way we did."

07 July 2017

Devon FYFC clubs played host to cyclists from Bradworthy YFC in June when the Club toured the County to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West.

Bradworthy YFC’s Chairman Ryan Walter and Secretary Catherine Trible cycled 400 miles in four days to visit the 38 Devon clubs. They were joined on the third day by Club members Mark Piddington, Craig Heale and Amy Osbourne.

The challenge raised £3,000 for the Club’s chosen charity and meant they made new friends all across Devon!

Yarcombe YFC, Winkleigh YFC and Kingsbridge YFC gave then a place to rest their weary heads over the three days and Cheriton & Tedburn YFC cheered them on when they reached the Devon FYFCs Rural Hub building on the third day.

Ryan said: “A massive thank you to all the members in the Devon FYFC who met us and supported us on our way around the County. Also thanks to the businesses who supported us, the people who were in Bradworthy Square when we returned home. A massive thank you to Paul Heale who was our support vehicle driver and without him our challenge would not have been possible. “


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