National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

23 April 2019

An Auction of Promises, which included a hamper donated by HRH Prince Charles, has raised £8,000 towards Threemilestone and District YFC’s goal to buy the land where its clubhouse is based.

The fundraiser, held at Griggs Restaurant in St Austell, involved 200 people bidding on 110 lots donated by club members, local and national companies.

Ed Harris from Lodge and Thomas was the auctioneer and helped to raise the funds, which will support the Club’s Fundraising for our Future campaign.

Natalie Brown, Publicity Officer from Threemilestone and District YFC, said: “Many competitive bidding wars were happening between friends to ensure they won the prize! Thanks must go again to the team who organised the event and put in hard work over the last two months on top of their days jobs. A truly tremendous evening.

“The encouragement and support from the general public, club members’ families and friends and businesses has been incredible and made the club members feel supported on their mission to secure the site.” 








17 April 2019

A trip along the Great Yarmouth seafront and a spot of camping were in order for members of Dereham YFC during their tractor run in April to raise money for Yellow Wellies and the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Seven tractors and support vehicles completed the circuit from Dereham Town Centre, along the Norfolk Coast to Kings Lyn and back down the A47 to Dereham.

The tractor cohort parked up in the Morrisons car park in Diss when they stopped for lunch – much to the amusement of local shoppers. And on the seafront it was the donkeys and local tourists who looked amazed as the seven tractors passed by.

The two-day event meant camping out in the cold at Reedham Ferry – but the team managed to get in practice for the Tug of War by pulling the tractors around. The successful mission raised more than £500 for the two charities.

Dereham YFC member Lucy Stowell said:  “The weekend was a great team building activity for the club as it brought together all members young and old, advisory and friends.” 






09 April 2019

It might have been a mucky job, but Falmouth YFC's annual dung run certainly proved profitable as the club are celebrating raising more than £2,500 from their hard work.   

The proceeds raised from the event will be split between the Sunrise Cancer Centre at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Breage Pre-School and Falmouth YFC.

The annual Dung Run involved 30 members donning their wellies to fill over 1,000 bags of cattle manure and then jumping in tractors to deliver to gardens, allotments and flowerbeds across Falmouth and its surrounding areas.  

Club Chairman Ben Coleman said: "Being a Young Farmer is not just about tractors, cows and flat caps - it's so much more than that."

"Young Farmers is all about getting to meet like-minded people, to have fun and to learn new skills – and if in doing so, we can benefit local causes - then it makes being a member of YFC even more worth it."

Falmouth YFC is one of 20 YFC Clubs that make up the Cornwall Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs and has around 28 members. The Dung Run is just one of the fundraising events the club hosts annually.

The club would like to thank everyone that kindly purchased bags of dung and also to the donors of the dung, the bags and the vehicles for delivering. 






02 April 2019

It might be a rubbish job – but a litter pick by Vale O Lune YFC in Lancashire brought the club together and made a difference to their local community.

The club wanted to do something positive to support NFYFC’s Protect Your Future campaign and took inspiration from the fact the Great British Spring Clean ran from the 22 March – 23 April.

Thirty members cleared litter along three miles of cycle track that runs between car parks in Bullbeck and Denny Beck.

The areas are used regularly by YFC members and the local community and are now looking a lot smarter since the club filled bags of rubbish using litter picking tools donated by David Hartley Towing and Training.

Club Chairman Steve Taylor said: “It was a good team building exercise and you can see we’ve made a difference. It also promoted YFC as being here to make a difference. We had a strong turn out of over 30 people, which was very good for such a ‘rubbish’ job.”

If your club wants to get involved in the Protect Your Future campaign, visit the campaign pages. 



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