It’s been an incredible year for the YFC members as they raise over £1 million pounds for the Devon Air Ambulance
The phenomenal amount was announced during Sunday’s annual general meeting, taking place at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.
Members gathered to hear the progression and development of the organisation over the last 12 months and passed a number of motions including a 20 per cent increase in membership levy and the re-relection of Poul Christensen to be president for a second year.
Devon Young Farmers were named the worthy winners of the Prince of Wales Trophy following their amazing fund raising efforts. The trophy was collected by Paul Glanvill after it was announced that the federation had raised £ £100,259.97– equating to £73.83 per member.
A combination of events helped them raise money for Devon Air Ambulance, including a cycle ride to convention last year which raised £5,500 for Parkinson’s UK and a variety of club activities such as carol singing, bingos, cycle rides and tractor pulls. In the past five years Devon have raised around £400,000 for charity.
Cornwall FYFC was placed second after raising £52,918.76 (£72.49 per member) and Essex FYFC were placed third, raising £30,141.00 (£64.27 per member)
The Lionel Hill MBE NFYFC Club Charity Cup was presented to Ivybridge YFC for their fundraising efforts.The club raised a staggering £18,000, equating to £409.09 per member. Their funds have been donated to three charities - St Ives Hospice, JDFR - Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation - and Clic Sargeant. The majority of funds were raised through one major barn dance event.
The aim of the trophy is to encourage clubs - whatever their size - to be recognised for their efforts.