Young Farmers Clubs and Young Farmers County Federations working together with Lions Clubs – British Isles.
This initiative sees Young Farmers Clubs and Young Farmers County Federations working together with Lions Clubs British Isles to the benefit of both organisations.
Young Farmers Clubs (YFCs) are able to help Lions Clubs with organising and carrying out their community service and fundraising events. In return, Lions Clubs are able to draw on their wealth of experience to offer support at key YFC events.
Such co-operation provides a platform for individual Lions Clubs to raise their profile within local communities. It also offers an opportunity for membership growth within the local area.
“Lions are great to work with”
Any Lions Club seeking information and advice on links with Young Farmers Clubs, should contact their District Membership Officer. See: https://lionsclubs.co/MemberArea/lions-membership/
Many Lions Clubs are familiar with the work of Young Farmers Clubs. Some have already established relationships and support each other’s projects to benefit their local communities. Here are some examples and other ideas of how #LionsGetInvolved.
Six members of local Lions Clubs – qualified with hygiene certificates – helped out at a Young Farmers County Federation rally by cooking and serving food.
At the Eccleshall YFC Shear & Beer event (which raised over £10,000 in 2019), Lions organised parking for over 700 cars. With an information stand at the event, thousands of people were able to learn more about the local Lions Club, which has already been booked for next year’s event.
Despite having plenty of YFC helpers, a County Federation found itself short of live music for its carol concert – until a local Lions member volunteered to make the evening truly memorable.
Young Farmers Clubs can help local Lions Clubs with their Christmas events – such as the popular Santa Sleigh runs.
Many Lions Clubs run bonfire and firework displays, where YFCs can help out. Or together a YFC and Lions Club could look to organise a community bonfire and firework display together.
fun – learning – achievement
Young Farmers Clubs (YFC) can be found in every county in England and Wales. They have over 22,000 members in 598 clubs. These enthusiastic young people, aged between 10-26 years old, are from all backgrounds. You don’t have to be a farmer to be a Young Farmer!
YFCs are fully inclusive & widely recognised. Members have great fun and often compete in local and national competitions gaining many skills. They enjoy working in their communities and raise millions of pounds for local charities; helped by families, friends and County staff.
The National Federation heads up these clubs providing the framework for a whole host of exciting events, competitions and new experiences. However, Young Farmers Clubs are led by young people, for young people. They offer a fantastic opportunity to make lifelong friends, learn new skills, make a real difference to the local community and even travel the world, much like Lions Clubs.
Working together, Lions Clubs will soon discover that Young Farmers Club members have a great team spirit, and share a commitment to delivering real value to our local community.
Click here for more information on Young Farmers: www.nfyfc.org.uk