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Buckingham YFC Wins Forage Aid Cup

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Members of Buckingham Young Farmers from Buckinghamshire leapt with joy when they were announced winners of the all new Forage Aid Trophy at the National Federation of Young Farmers Annual General Meeting, held in Torquay on Sunday 23rd of April.
The Club, made up of members from all walks of life in the Buckingham area of Buckinghamshire, spent last year raising money for the charity. This was instigated with the success of BYFC’s Annual New Year’s Eve Ball in 2015. The Club made the timely decision to donate £1000 of profits from this event to Forage Aid, which was subsequently presented to Trustee of the charity, Edward Ford, earlier in this year. After hearing the news of extreme weather devastating a vast amount of Cumbrian homes and farms in the closing months of 2015 and early 2016, Buckingham Club saw only fit to contribute to the much-needed aid and support of those affected in the area. Doing so via Forage Aid ensured the Club would be assisting the farming community in the best way possible.
On receiving the award, Buckingham YFC Vice Chairman & Programme Secretary, Will Gulliver said “It is such a privilege to be presented the award. I take my hat off to the whole club and committee, without them, I would not be here along with every Buckingham YFC member on the AGM accepting this award. We were all so thrilled with the nomination, and to be the first Club to win the award, well, I still can’t believe it!”
Trustee of Forage Aid and Chairman of NFYFC, Ed Ford said “As part of my year as Chairman, I wanted to build stronger connections between the charity and Young Farmers, after all, when I got involved with Forage Aid, it was the Young Farmers on the ground who really got the ball rolling. The trustees wanted Young Farmer members to be recognised for the huge amount raised every year for Forage Aid”
The award is up for grabs annually and will be announced each year at the AGM. For more information on how to win this award or how to get involved with fundraising for Forage Aid, please get in contact with Forage Aid or NFYFC.