Young Farmers Walk The Worcestershire Way!
Worcestershire Federation Of Young Farmers’ Clubs(WFYFC) are attempting to walk the entire length of the Worcestershire Way to raise money for their chosen charity the Brambles Care Farm who run activity workshops and assisted therapy for young people with learning or physical disabilities.
The walk will take the Young Farmers 2 days and consists of approximately 32 miles of rough terrain. WFYC’S current County Chairman Hannah Talbot states “We are really looking forward to taking on this challenge and hope to raise as much money as possible for Brambles as we believe they do such an excellent job. We would like the money we raise to go towards building a sensory garden for the young people and hope that they get a lot of enjoyment out of it.”
The walk is taking place on the 6th and 7th April and the walkers, who will consist of current Worcestershire Young Farmers members ranging in age from 10 to 26 years old will start in the old Georgian town of Bewdley, with a camping stop in Knightwick on the Saturday evening and aim to finish in Malvern on the Sunday evening. Ryan Springthorpe(16) explains “ I’m really looking to the walk and hopefully we will raise lots of money to help Brambles create a sensory garden, things like this make me really proud to be part of Worcestershire Young Farmers.”
Worcestershire Young Farmers is a voluntary youth organisation ran by its members for its members. There are 10 clubs throughout the County Of Worcestershire, with around 500 members aged between 10 and 26 years old. Katie Ainsworth the Youth Development Leader explains “many people think we are a Youth Organisation just for young people from farming backgrounds. This is not the case and we welcome any young person aged 10-26 years old who would like to come and see what we are all about.”
Every year WFYFC raise thousands of pounds for different charities and enjoy giving something back to their community. If you would like to sponsor them for their charity walk or find out more information please go to www.worcsyfc.org.uk for more information.