Warleggan Young Farmers Club
Special events are listed here as and when. For more day-to-day information, or to check on upcoming meetings, check out the Warleggan YFC facebook* page.
Upcoming Events 2017:
Santa’s Grotto – Once again Father Christmas has been invited by Warleggan Young Farmers to spread the Christmas Magic at Carnglaze Caverns in St.Neot on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December, 10 am til 5 pm.
Activities include meeting Santa, taking and taking home Reindeer food, writing letters and feeling the snow from the North Pole!
We look forward to seeing you all there!
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Warleggan Young Farmers held in October 2017 saw the following officers elected:
- Club President: Jenny Hoskin
- Chairwoman: Georgia Eddy
- Secretary: Becky Whitty
- Treasurer: Olivia Harlow
- Club Leader: Tony Blanchard
Secretary’s report for year 2016-17:
The County YFC year began with Harvest Festival on the 30th September at Callington. Our first fundraiser of the year was Community Fireworks on the 5th November. For some reason we trusted Denzil and Mike to be in charge of the Fireworks. Luckily no one was hurt. Thank you to the London Inn for providing the venue and food and thank you to the Advisory for the BBQ. It was a community event and was well supported.
Later that month was County Indoor sports. The Club came 3rd in the heats and made it to the final coming 7th overall. Not sure I’ll be seeing Mike with a skipping rope any time soon. It was great to see the younger members get involved and the club working together and supporting each other.
After last year’s successful Santa’s Grotto, Caroline from Carnglaze Caverns asked the club if we would recreate the Grotto again. With two Santa’s ready, the children loved the magical experience we created. It was then on to Christmas celebrations. We attended Warleggan Church for the United Parish Carol Service, providing refreshments at John and Gill Keast’s.
Our next major event for WYFC was the return of the fish and chip evening held at the London Inn. The Club would like to thank everyone who supported us. Special thanks to Steve Ashman for providing the fish, the London Inn for providing the venue and cooking the food and to the advisory for making desserts. The evening made a great total of £1,400.
This year was our 70th Anniversary; we celebrated in style. Dinner and Dance didn’t disappoint. With the change of venue, amazing cake and speeches the event was enjoyed by all. Everyone who attended was dressed up for the occasion with ladies in ball gowns and men in dinner suits.
Next on the Young Farmers calendar was dung run. Many willing helpers met at Denzils over two nights to bag dung. We had a good team of tractors, trucks and enthusiastic members to deliver dung across our local area. Bodmin road works did not stop us, but might have slowed us down slightly.
One of our main fundraisers was the Auction of Promises raising an amazing £3,600. Thank you to John Keast auctioneer and also Members, Advisory, parents and the many businesses for the generous donations which were auctioned on the night, refreshments and bringing your wallets. The event would not have happened without your support.
During the months of spring, it was great to see the Club entering competitions that we haven’t entered in for years, for example one of our younger members, Olivia Hopper entering public speaking and junior member of the year.
This year the club decided that they wanted to focus on a few Community projects. On the 25th March the club was asked to help clear the Vicarage garden at St Neot of overgrown trees. The vicar was so appreciative of the Club’s help and even Radio Cornwall attended. The second Community project that we were involved in was creating raised flowerbeds at Cardinham School, for which they were very grateful.
It was then on to one of the highlights of the young farmer year… Nationals! Well done to Mike Champion, Polly Chapman, Chloe Brown and Tilly Scott who all completed WotNot by walking and paddling just over 100 miles from Padstow to Torquay.
June was once again a very busy month for Club members with the Royal Cornwall Show. We had multiple static entries and managed to enter most competitions. Even though our cubicle wasn’t placed very high in the markings, I had many comments from other Clubs commending us on our efforts and the Club did very well with our static entries including getting to National Level with floral arrangements. It was then on to Rally prep. The sea of red shirts was out in force, the tent was full of static entries and the Club took part in all competitions. Georgia’s amazing textiles skills came out and saw Stuart and Sarah in matching his and hers outfits. We saw Samantha’s skills of eating
baked beans with no hands and we saw Andrew Rowe’s artistic flare come out with his theatrical face painting. With all the teamwork and sportsmanship, the Club won the Sports Cup.
As the year progressed, Mike and Denzil decided the club needed a break from all the hard work, so organised a day out for the club. Members, advisory, parents and a few Landrake members took a trip to Retallack Water Park. What a great day it was followed by beach and a BBQ afterwards and the sun shining all day what more could you ask for.
I would like to thank all the members for their hard work and commitment. The club would not have been able to raise the amount of money that we have without everyone’s help and support. Here’s to another 70 years of Warleggan Young Farmers.
Year 2015-2016: overall 5th place in the competitions at the Royal Cornwall Show and also 5th in the County Rally. Amidst all the fun enjoyed during the year members undertake some serious fund raising and at the AGM in 2016 donated £2,500 to Cornwall Air Ambulance, £1,500 towards the cost of the defibrillator being installed in the former kiosk at Mount and £350 of smaller donations.
About the Club
Warleggan Young Farmers Club (YFC) was founded in 1947, and is much more than a social club – it is a hard working club who work together well especially in fund raising for various charities, and who over the years have raised a tremendous amount for such organisations as Macmillan Nursing Care, FLEET, Cornwall Air Ambulance, Cornwall Hospice Care, Children’s Cancer Care, Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, Help for Heroes, Macmillan Cancer Support, Parkinsons UK…
Our local YFC is affiliated to the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Club whose motto is “Fun, Learning and Achievement”. The NFYC is the largest organisation of rural youth in the UK. Each YFC is completely autonomous, run by the members, although there are Club Leaders available for any guidance that is required and an Advisory Committee made up mainly of members’ parents and interested individuals who support the Club in all aspects.
Warleggan and District Young Farmers Club (charity no. 275709) is an active local member of the Cornwall Confederation of Young Farmers’ Clubs.
- to advance the education of young members of the public at large in agriculture, home crafts, country life and related subjects; and
- in the interests of the social welfare of such members to provide and promote the provision of the facilities for recreation and other leisure-time occupations, being facilities which will improve their conditions of life and will assist in the development of their spiritual and mental capacities, self-reliance and individual responsibility so that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of the community.