Clitheroe Young Farmers mark grand 2018

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

Tuesday, 11th December 2018, 11:34 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th December 2018, 11:40 am
Clitheroe Young Farmers present a cheque to John and Sarah Hartley (Louise Hartleys mum and Dad) to give to The Eve Appeal

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!