Masham YFC raising funds for UK Sepsis Trust

Masham Young Farmers club held a charity tractor run on Sunday 29th of May 2022 in aid of The UK Sepsis Trust. 

Tractors started arriving at the market place in Masham from 9 o’clock onwards ready to leave at 10 o clock on this Sunday morning. 

64 tractors of various sizes, turned up, from vintage to modern to complete a 50 mile route. 

The route started at Masham and headed towards Leyburn Auction Mart where lunch was served. 

Afterwards the 64 tractors travelled across Grinton Moor back through Leyburn over Middleham bridge to Fearby, where the bbq and raffle was held. 

Overall, the charity tractor run raised £2500 for the UK Sepsis Trust, a cheque was handed to a representative of the charity on Thursday 9th of June 2022. 

Masham Young Farmers club is part of the Cledales District, and we meet every Thursday at 7:30pm doing different activities or visit each week. 

If you would like to join Masham Young Farmers Club, please email: or join our Facebook page Masham Young Farmers Club to find out more. 

Cieran Imeson, Club Treasurer, MashamYFC

Executive Committee Meeting – Thursday 30th June 2022

The Executive Committee will meet on 30th June 2022 at County Office – Regional Agricultural Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, HG2 8NZ. You will also be able to join via Zoom if you are unable to make it in person, but still want to represent your club/district.

We will hear from sub-committee chairmen, officer/district reports and outside bodies including National Council update.

Please let us know by completing the RSVP below.

Thank you.

Winksley-cum-Grantley YFC Beer and Boots Party

Winksley-cum-Grantley YFC held a sell-out party by kind permission of Thirsk Auction Mart on Saturday 26th March 2022. After the sad and sudden passing of our friend and past member Hannah Brown known as Brownie, we set out to host a  good old ‘knees up’ in her memory and raise money for the UK Sepsis Trust whilst doing so. Brownie loved nothing more than a night out in one of her many pairs of boots, the favourite ones were the Fairfax and Favor Boots.

The do itself was a sell-out and was attended by members past and present of young farmers from all over the country. We danced the night away to music by DJ Ed Marshall. The bar staff (all volunteers!) were certainly kept busy all night but it was so lovely to see everyone together again, having fun and supporting a phenomenal cause after the COVID pandemic. We are sure Brownie was watching over us having a Baileys and a ‘boogie’ with us!

After the monies were counted following the ‘do’ it was confirmed the total of £13,100 raised which would be donated to the UK Sepsis Trust. We presented our cheque to Beth, from the UK Sepsis Trust who confirmed that this money will be used to continue research into preventing Sepsis and preventing death from Sepsis also. We know Brownie will be as proud of us as we are of ourselves. A huge thank you to everyone who made it happen and make the do the success it was!

Laura Terry (Chairwoman of Winksley-cum-Grantley YFC)

Yorkshire AGM 2022

The County AGM will be held on Thursday 15th May 2022 at Pannal Golf Club.

The evening is very much a celebration of the previous year with the award of National and Yorkshire Awards, we will elect the President & Deputy/Vices, Honorary Treasurer and sign off on the Annual Report and Accounts.

We would love to see as many members at the meeting in person, and are discouraging Zoom to make the most of the meeting in person.

Food will be provided from 7pm, with the meeting to start at 7.30pm. Please support the venue by buying a drink each as we pay no hire fee for the room.

Please complete the below form to let us know if you are coming, and we can setup the room accordingly.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Clubs are being encouraged to get involved with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in June.

Buckingham Palace have been in touch with all Counties across England and Wales asking members to light a beacon on Thursday 2nd June 2022 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II as queen for 70 years.

The Queen is the patron of National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs, so it would be great to see club events across the County.

Why not use this as a platform for a social, e.g. club/district BBQ and social. 

Get in touch with County Office for further information or to register your event with Buckingham Palace.

Download a guide on how to host a Jubilee Beacon event

Executive Committee AGM – Thursday 28th April 2022

The Executive Committee AGM will be held on Thursday 28th April 2022 at Pannal Golf Club (nr. Harrogate), 7.30pm prompt start.

To allow us to setup for the evening and have an idea of those attending, please complete and submit the below form.

A zoom link will be made available, but we would really like to see members face to face at this meeting. Zoom is great for those who are many miles for Harrogate, but part of YFC is the socialising and interaction with fellow members, which you don’t get over zoom.

Thank you
Ed Bentley, YFYFC County Chairman

Snainton YFC raise over £10K for Multiple Sclerosis charity.

A charity auction organised in memory of a former young farmers’ club member in North Yorkshire has raised over £10,000 for a Multiple Sclerosis group.

Before her death dairy farmer Wendy Howarth, from Wilton, near Pickering, had a long association with Snainton Young Farmers’ Club, first as a member and then as a mother.

Wendy never let her diagnosis of MS stand in her way of helping out the club, which said raising the money in her name was the “least we could do”.

The local farming community came together to give prizes for the charity event which was held at Pickering Recreational Club and conducted by Will Tyson from Cundalls auctioneers.

A grand total of £10, 287.90 was raised and members of Snainton Young Farmers’ Club and the Howarth family gathered for a formal cheque presentation to the MS Society York, Ryedale & District Group.

Representatives of the group gave a talk to the club members about the work of the society before formally receiving the cheque.

Pippa Jackson, secretary of Snainton Young Farmers’ Club, said: “Wendy had done a huge amount to help out with young farmers throughout the years and this was the least we could do to say our thank yous.

“We would like to thank Will Tyson for auctioneering and everyone for all their help and donations of auction lots and raffle prizes – and of course all those who so generously bought items.” Auction lots included a calf (from the Howarth family), shooting, stays in holiday cottages and many more.

YFYFC Forum 2022

Farming, Conservation & the Environment

Join fellow YFC members, Friends of YFYFC and interested parties discussing how farming and conservation can work side by side as the sector pledges to hit net zero.

Friday 25th February 2022 at Pannal Golf Club, 7-7.30pm arrival with food and refreshments prior to Panel discussion

Panellists include:

  • Robbie Moore MP – Conservative MP for Keighley and Ilkley
  • Paul Temple – Farmer from Driffield, Winner of Farmers Weekly Mixed Farmer Award
  • David Airey – YFYFC President and Farmer
  • Joe Holmes – YFYFC Member, Events, Finance & Marketing Committee Vice Chairman

To help us plan for the evening and catering arrangements, please complete the below RSVP form

Executive Committee Meeting – Thursday 27th January 2022

Happy New Year!

The next Executive Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday 27th January 2022 at Pannal Golf Club (nr. Harrogate) and on Zoom.

To allow us to setup for the evening and have an idea of those attending, please complete and submit the below form.

Thank you
Ed Bentley, YFYFC County Chairman

Following the success of the most recent Exec meeting in October 2021, it is hoped you will be able to join us in person once again, covid-19 dependent.

YFYFC Statement

Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmer’s Clubs (“YFYFC”) and Gisburn YFC (event organisers) are saddened to hear about the allegation of a spiking incident at an event on Saturday 13th November. We are working with the Police to assist in their ongoing investigations and supporting anyone affected by this reported incident.

If anyone has any information or is concerned that they may have been spiked at the event, please contact 101 and quote incident number 1610 – November 14 2021.

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