Marshwood Vale Young Farmers raised more than £11,000 for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. They were able to present a cheque for £11,327.57 to the charity at their annual harvest supper. The farmers, however, did not forget the devastation that is on in Ukraine and donated an additional £190 donated to Ukraine.
It is not their First Time Raising Funds for Air Ambulance Charity
The Marshwood Young Farmers have previously raised funds for the air ambulance.
Hannah, the club’s chairman, stated that “we are a very rural community, so the air ambulance is very important to us.”
If we don’t have an air ambulance, it takes a long time for an ambulance to arrive.”
How were the Funds Raised
Marshwood Vale Young Farmers held a flurry of fundraisers over the past year, including their annual Christmas ball at Freshwater, a Christmas wreath-making workshop with CJ Flowers, an Easter bingo, quiz night, a big breakfast, and a summer cowboys party.
The club, which had 50 members ranging in age from 10 to 28 years old, even hosted weddings and other events.
“This year we tried to host more events than ever before to raise as much money as we could for the air ambulance, who have had a very difficult couple of years because of COVID,” Hannah added.
The Young Farmers also decided to raise funds for Ukraine in order to assist fellow farmers affected by the conflict.
Concern for Farmers in Ukraine
“When we were hosting some of these charity events, it was during the Ukraine war, so we decided to raise money for rural communities in Ukraine like Young farmers in Ukraine because they are very connected to us,” Hannah explained.
The amount raised this year is the most the club has raised in several years.