Ipswich: Suffolk Young Farmers send forage to flood-hit Somerset with help of local businesses

Ed Binder suffolk Young Farmers County Chair, Tory Lugsden, Suffolk Young Farmers County Organiser a

Ed Binder suffolk Young Farmers County Chair, Tory Lugsden, Suffolk Young Farmers County Organiser and George Baker Stowmarket YFC chief loader driver at Trinity Park in Ipswich loading up for the Somerset floods appeal - Credit: Archant

Suffolk Young Farmers sent a load of forage to flood-hit Somerset this week, after securing haulage help.

Beth Duchesne of Bury St Edmunds YFC who carted donated bales from Hartest into Trinity Park at Ipsw

Beth Duchesne of Bury St Edmunds YFC who carted donated bales from Hartest into Trinity Park at Ipswich for the Somerset floods appeal - Credit: Archant

Local firms pulled out all the stops to enable the Young Farmer clubs to get the donated forage, stored at Trinity Park, Ipswich, to its intended destination.

Young Farmers offered “huge thanks” to Debach Enterprises Ltd for supplying four articulated lorries, Fork Rent for the loan of a JCB loader and to P Tuckwell for the loan of a straw spike.

Members of Halesworth and Stowmaket Young farmers Clubs got the lorries loaded and away on time.

“This couldn’t have happened without this amazing support and we are truly grateful,” said Suffolk Young Farmers co-ordinator Tory Lugsden.

Other loads of forage donated and held on farms across Suffolk are being co-ordinated by the National Farmers’ Union in the South West to ensure the forageaid support continues throughout the year.

“The members and staff of Suffolk YFC would like to offer our sincere thanks to all farmers, supporters and local businesses for enabling this fantastic appeal to be such a huge success,” said Tory.