National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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17 February 2015

The unlucky day for some of Friday 13th February proved the opposite for some Staffordshire and Derbyshire YFC members, with 5 pairs successfully securing dates at Uttoxeter Young Farmers charity “Take Me Out” night. The evening, compeered by Uttoxeter’s very own Paddy McGuinness, Mr Chris Hall, saw some of Staffordshire’s finest take to the stage in an attempt to gain a date and help raise money for the Air Ambulance.

With over 160 people in attendance the evening was well supported.  Uttoxeter JNFU Chairman Devinia Redfern commented “The night went very well, raising money for charity whilst having a good time is all part of what YFC is about! The feedback we’ve had since the night has been fantastic and there have been some really good suggestions for a sequel next year!”

The idea for the evening was originally thought up by Mrs Doreen Hall, a supporter of the club, during a break at a public speaking competition. The budget for the evening didn’t quite match that of the ITV show but the comedy value certainly did, with skills such as skipping and sledge hammer balancing being demonstrated by a former Staffordshire YFC County Chairman, Andrew Goldstraw and current County Chairman, Mick Gallimore.

Whilst the Island of Fernando’s was out of budget, hopefully a night at Nando’s won't disappoint! Uttoxeter Young Farmers wish to thank all those that attended, supported and took part in the evening to make it such a success.

For more information on becoming a member of Uttoxeter Young Farmers, or any of the ten clubs across Staffordshire, please contact Julia Taylor, County Organiser on 01785 248645 or email countyoffice@staffsyoungfarmers.org.uk for further information.  Also follow Staffordshire YFC on Facebook or Twitter.


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: https://www.facebook.com/nethersealyfc112milecycleride.


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