Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 6°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Suffolk YFC column: ‘Astounding’ response to call for forage as young farmers help flood-hit areas

16:00 01 March 2014

Stowmarket Young Farmers Club ball

Stowmarket Young Farmers Club ball

Archant

February in the YFC office is usually a time to get organised, tidy up and really start revving up for the busy months ahead. Not this year, writes Tory Lugsden

shares

We started the month with the fantastic Stowmarket YFC ball held at Trinity Park, an amazing 400 people gathered for a night of partying and from what I’ve heard it was an outstanding event, well done Stow!

The County Quiz was our hotly contented event to start the year with some feisty questions to test all of the clubs set by the quiet one in the office, who knew who Ipswich Town’s 2nd highest goal scorer so far this season is? Certainly not me!

Well done to Gipping Valley for their win in the Junior competition.

The seniors were so competitive it went to sudden death and the time tested question of “how many members does Suffolk YFC have?”

Fortunately for Hadleigh YFC their team have paid attention in the county meetings and took the win.

All of this jollity was totally overshadowed by the plight of the farmers on the Somerset levels. So much so that county chairman Ed Binder decided that we couldn’t just sit back and do nothing, and seeing what our fantastic neighbours in Essex had achieved we had to act.

Press appeals and calls to members, supporters and farmers across the county has given an absolutely astounding response to our calls for forage.

We have 20 lorries ready to go to Somerset to help with the hell of dealing with floods, destroyed property and displaced livestock.

If this small contribution makes life that tiny bit easier for the poor farmers it can be the least we can do.

Subject to confirmation of logistics the Suffolk YFC donations should be on the move to the West Country over the weekend of March 8/9 – watch this space…..

May we take this opportunity to thank the farming community of Suffolk for an astounding response? We are truly humbled by people’s generosity, goodwill and strength of feeling for farmers in need.

Looking forward to March we have our Rally Part 1 taking place at Otley College on March 16 involving tractor handling, flower arranging, brick laying, welding and many more competitions.

At the end of March we have our annual farming and countryside competition giving the really clever farmers the time to shine!

And then our Country Fair continues its growth.

The Flying Fergies Display Team are confirmed along with police drugs dogs display, it’s going to be a great day. Schedules, booking forms and all details available via www.suffolkyoungfarmers.com

shares

0 comments

Luke, Nicki and Alicia Durbin

For 10 long years Nicki Durbin has fought relentlessly of trying to find out what happened to her son Luke who went missing after a night out in Ipswich.

Two fire crews have tackled a blaze involving a container full of rubbish.

Two fire crews have tackled a blaze in a shipping container at a site in Henley Road, Ipswich.

Missing Honnington man Christopher Mcleod, 37

Police are appealing for help in tracing missing Honington Christopher Mcleod, who has not been seen since Friday.

Two teenagers have been arrested following the death of a 14 year old boy after an incident at an address in Thurston.

Friends of a 13-year-old schoolboy from Thurston who died after being shot with an air rifle have paid tribute.

A BMW X1

Hundreds of thousands of pounds were spent on luxury cars for managers by the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) in the past year, it has emerged.

Benefit cheat in court

An Ipswich benefit cheat has been spared prison after she fiddled more than £15,000 in false claims over 29 months.

The Mendlesham Street Fair in full swing.

Fun, laughter and a sense of community were the order of the day at the annual Mendlesham Community Council Street Fayre.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24