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Chairman's Charity Concert 2017



Young farmers from across Shropshire will gather together to perform in an annual charity concert next week, Thursday 24th August.

 The event starting at 7pm will take place at Charlcotte Farm, Cleobury North, WV16 6RR and is sponsored by Madeleys Chartered Surveyors, based in Much Wenlock.

It will raise funds for the Shropshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs chosen charities for this year - Oak Farm, the Midlands Air Ambulance and Breast Cancer Care.

Oak Farm, in Ditton Priors, is a working farm that operates as a day service for adults with learning disabilities in South Shropshire.

“We wanted one of the charities to be a local organisation that benefits local people and Oak Farm is a great organisation that works with dozens of adults,” said Rebecca Green, the Shropshire YFC county chairman.

“Midlands Air Ambulance is also local and helps hundreds of people every year, and so many people have friends and family members affected by breast cancer that this charity means a lot to young farmers everywhere.”

The annual concert will also see a very special presentation made.

“Our members do a huge amount of charity work, both raising fund for good causes and doing manual work within their communities,” Rebecca adds.

“This work was recognised when Shropshire YFC was presented with the 2017 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – a real honour for the Federation.”

The federation will be officially presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service at the event by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire Sir Algernon Heber-Percy KCVO.

Following the presentation all 18 clubs from Shropshire YFC will put on a concert for the guests; an extravaganza of singing, dancing, sketches and lots of fun, based on the theme of “around the world”.

Louise Madeley, of sponsors Madeleys Chartered Surveyors, said: “It is a pleasure to sponsor this event which brings together all of the young farmers' clubs, shows off their talent and raises money for charity. “We are very much looking forward to it.”

SFYFC would like to extend a warm invitation to all YFC members past and present, family, friends and members of the public to attend what should be a very special and enjoyable evening.

For more information about the event, please contact the SFYFC office on 01743 442880.


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