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.
The Events, Finance and Marketing Committee have agreed to work in partnership with Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice based in Leeds by collecting Christmas Trees to recycle from 8th January 2022 until 11th January 2022 initially.
We need your help by providing vans, trucks, tractors and trailers; driving them on a pre-determined route in the LS19 and LS20 area (Yeadon, Rawdon and Guiseley) with volunteer tree picker-uppers! 🚜 🚚 🚛
A team from Settle District will also be collecting trees in the BD24 area – if you are interested in helping Settle District – please contact Anna Booth directly.
Sue Ryder will kindly book all the trees in and collect the funds and we will collect the trees and dispose of them in an environmentally friendly manner. 🌲 🌲 🌲
So, we are looking for vehicles and drivers and also willing volunteers.
On Thursday 22nd April 2021, Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs held their Executive Committee AGM online for a second year running. Ed Bentley of Helmsley YFC was elected as Chairman, with Vice Chairman Tim Weatherhead of Knaresbourgh YFC continuing for a second year.
Ed takes over from outgoing chair Georgina Fort.
The past year has been very difficult for everyone in their personal and working lives, and YFC is no different. Almost overnight, all in-person club meetings were forced to stop, and any interactions between members have had to be online using Zoom/Teams.
Accepting the position of Chairman, Ed addressed the members:
“Firstly, on behalf of members and the Federation, I would like to thank Georgie for all her hard work over the past two years as County Chair and wish her and new family well.
With Covid-19 restrictions gradually being lifted, there now seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel, and Clubs can start meeting, all be it in a restricted way. Restarting of Clubs and Districts is going to be a challenge in the next few months, but one I’m up for!