Charity 2016

Guest Charity for 2016 – Devon Federation of Young Farmers  yfc_logo

The Devon Federation of Young Farmers Clubs (DFYFC) are in the process of creating a Rural Hub for Devon to support both our farming and rural communities. The Rural Hub will provide the administration base for both DFYFC and the Farm Community Network (FCN) along with hot desking and meeting spaces for other small rural organisations. The Rural Hub will be supporting the network of Young Farmers Clubs spread across the County and through this keeping the membership (currently over 1600) strong across Devon.  DFYFC offers young people opportunities for personal and social development and to take part in positive activities, competitions, skills and educational training; not only in the new Centre but also by better coordinating local provision where there is often limited choice and opportunities.  The members are not just from farming families but most do come from rural communities within Devon.

DFYFC have purchased a property at Cheriton Bishop in Mid Devon using reserves and donations from Young Farmers Clubs and supporters of the YFC movement.  It is now in the process of being converted into a Rural Hub and Asset Base. The Ground Floor space includes the DYFC office, a large reception area with ‘hot desk’ computer facilities, two large meeting rooms with kitchen and toilets. On the First Floor there will be four rooms to be either let out or used for meetings / consultations.

Through the dedication of young farmers fundraising and the help of local businesses the total amount needed to convert the building into a Rural Hub is going well, however the target of £400,000 has not been reached yet and DFYFC are very grateful to be nominated to be the Widecombe Fair Charity for 2016. This will give members a great opportunity to raise further funds to reach the target and help so many rural people.

MONEY RAISED BY WIDECOMBE FAIR COMMITTEE IS GIVEN TO NATIONAL, REGIONAL,

AND LOCAL CHARITIES. OVER THE YEARS DONATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE TO:

THE BRAIN TUMOR CHARITY
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY
TEENAGE CANCER TRUST
FARM CRISIS NETWORK
ST. JOHN AMBULANCE
HEARING DOGS FOR THE DEAF
GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND
ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTE
INJURED JOCKEYS CLUB
LEUSDON CHURCH
CHILDREN’S HOSPICE SOUTHWEST
THE RIVER RAPID YOUTH THEATRE
ASHBURTON LEAGUE OF MENDS
MACMILLAN NURSES
WONFORD HOSPITAL (EXETER)
CHICKS (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids)
HOSPICARE
THE ENGLAND TUG’O’WAR TEAM REPRESENTATIVES
WIDECOMBE CHURCH TOWER APPEAL
WIDECOMBE PRE SCHOOL & TODDLERS
MENCAP
SENSE
LEUSDON MEMORIAL HALL
WIDECOMBE SCHOOL
THE SCOUTS
CHURCH HOUSE, WIDECOMBE
HUCCABY CIIURCH
PRINCETOWN SCHOOL
ROWCROFT
CITIZEN ADVICE BUREAU
DEVON AIR AMBULANCE
THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
PARISH LINK