Clitheroe Young Farmers mark grand 2018

Clitheroe Young Farmers present a cheque to John and Sarah Hartley (Louise Hartleys mum and Dad) to give to The Eve Appeal
Clitheroe Young Farmers present a cheque to John and Sarah Hartley (Louise Hartleys mum and Dad) to give to The Eve Appeal
Share this article

Reflecting on a super successful past 12 months, members of Clitheroe Young Farmers are all smiles having raised almost £11,000 for good causes.

From muck hauls, tractor runs, radio appearances to competitions and other charity events, they have done it all.

Raising an incredible £10,970 for charity and their rural club over the last year and coming second in The Pride of Ribble Valley Awards, it certainly has been a year to remember for the hard working group.

Pushed by chairman, Mary Wallbank, the club has gone from success-to-success. They had lots of fun organising the annual muck haul raising £1,500. A tractor run was held in May in memory of former Clitheroe Young Farmer Louise Hartley, who lost her battle to a rare form of ovarian cancer in 2016. The popular and well-organised event raised a fantastic £2,222 in her memory.

In addition, competing at regional, county and national level, the club has won various awards and certificates.

Praising members for their excellent teamwork and commenting on a memorable past year, Mary Wallbank, said: “I would like to thank members and everyone who has supported Clitheroe Young Farmers over the last year. The club has had an excellent year and I hope the success will continue, especially as we celebrate our 75th anniversary next year!”

The club has a new member’s night on Wednesday. January 16th, at Pendleton Village Hall at 7-30pm. Anyone aged between 10-26 who wants to meet new people and learn new skills is welcome to go along to find out more about becoming a young farmer!