*Update as of 23rd December regarding COVID-19
Many clubs and counties are taking part in the Give it Some YFC Welly Relay to try and raise much-needed funds for their county federations. We still encourage everyone to get involved but you will need to ensure your activities follow Covid-19 restrictions in your country. In England, activities must only include up to two people from different households during the lockdown and after 2 December, please refer to restrictions that apply to your local tier. Think of alternative ways to cover the mileage for your county, by, for example, asking each member to walk a number of miles in their back garden or round their farm, if appropriate, doing the walk with a member of their own household or support bubble, or meeting up with one other from the club*
The Give it some welly campaign was launched by NFYFC during National Young Farmers’ Week. The fundraising campaign has been setup to run across all counties in England and Wales as a way for each to raise vital funds.
The YFC Welly Relay is designed allow each club and county to fundraise. a virtual welly is being passed from county to county across England and Wales. When the welly is received in a county, the welly is then passed from club to club.
Challenge to Yorkshire YFC Members & Clubs
In order to pass the welly between all 45 clubs in Yorkshire, going by the shortest route, the total miles from Burton in Lonsdale in the north west, to Derwent in the east, is 482 miles. That works out to 11 miles per club.
We challenge each club to travel 11 miles and pass the virtual welly from club to club. Make it fun, be creative and share your activity on social media etc whether it be a sponsored walk, split the 11 miles between members, tractor run, fancy dress etc
The YFC welly is expected to be in Yorkshire from 21st December for 2 weeks – get planning what you will do to cover the 11 miles as your club and raise some money to keep your club and county going.
Donations are being collected here on Just Giving as the YFC Welly is passed across the county.
All funds raised will be split between Clubs taking parts (75%) and Yorkshire YFC (25%).
Across the country, it is estimated over one million pound has been lost due to event cancellations because of the Coronavirus pandemic.