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AGM Video 2016 - Lancashire county complete mammoth charity walk in support of fellow member

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Sixty members from Lancashire completed their chairman’s challenge to walk 36 miles from their county office in Clitheroe to Blackpool Tower, while all dressed in cow onesies.

 

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Setting off at 5.30am from their county office in Clitheroe the 50-strong group began their 36-mile walk reaching Blackpool around 7pm.

 

The gruelling walk saw many members blistered and nursing very sore legs and hips but, in the spirit of YFC, all members drew on their determination and did not give up until they hit Blackpool Tower.

 

And their amazing efforts paid off as, to date, just under £10,200, with numerous charity buckets and sponsorship forms yet to be collected.

 

At 11.30am, after walking 19 miles and reaching their half way point, members called into FG headquarters, based in Fulwood, Preston, where they were given refreshments and food before carrying on.

 

Chairman James Oddie launched the ‘On the Moove’ fundraiser that will donate funds to Macmillan Cancer Support and Field Nurse.

 

The fundraiser is in support of fellow member and FG livestock reporter, Louise Hartley, who is currently undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer.

 

Mr Oddie, who works as an account manager for For Farmers feed merchant in Lancashire and Cumbria, said members wanted to show their support for a charity which is helping Louise.

 

A Virgin Giving page has been set up to raise money for both charities and can be seen at:www.virginmoneygiving.com/OnTheMoove

 

 

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James Oddie, LFYFC chairman

James Oddie, LFYFC chairman

"I couldn't be more proud of the members and the county. We have all suffered lots of blisters and bruises but it is totally worth it, however I can confidently say I have no plans on walking that far again.

 

The true determination and never say die attitude of Young Farmers shone through as we all hobbled to the tower.

 

The entire county pulled together with one shared goal - raising a fantastic amount of money for two very worthy causes."

On the Moove: At a glance

  • Walked 41 miles from the county office in Clitheroe to Blackpool, via FG HQ
  • 60 Lancashire members involved
  • Inspired by fellow Clitheroe YFC Louise Hartley, who is undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer
  • County chairman is James Oddie, who is also a member of Salmesbury YFC
  • In aid of MacMillan Cancer Support and Field Nurse
  • Everybody involved dressed in cow onesies
  • All feet and legs are now worn out, but members confirmed the beer was helping
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