The Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2017
The Shropshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs are delighted to announce that they have received the Queens Voluntary Service Award. This is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK and recognises outstanding work in the community. SFYFC comprises 18 Young Farmers’ Clubs with 1000 plus members aged 10 to 26 and is a volunteer organisation which affords opportunity and champions rural life, enhancing the community for all.
SFYFCs Current County Chairman Rebecca Green (Brown Clee YFC) said ‘It’s wonderful to receive this award. We were nominated by the last High Sherriff of Shropshire, Christine Holmes, who visited the Young Farmers Marquee at the Shropshire County Show in 2016 and was impressed by the members and our fantastic organisation.’
Judy Dixon, SFYFCs President, said ’I would like to congratulate all members of the 18 Young Farmers’ Clubs in the County who together have received this year’s Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, in recognition of their fantastic achievements. The huge amount of work and commitment these Clubs put into their local communities is surpassed only by the passion and motivation of the individual members.’
Rebecca and immediate past County Chairman Ed Potter (Dorrington YFC) were thrilled to be invited to represent SFYFC members at a Royal Garden Party on 23rd May at Buckingham Palace and were fortunate enough to be introduced to Prince Andrew the Duke of York by fellow Salopian William McLean
The Award is to be officially presented to SFYFC by Lord Lieutenant Algernon Heber-Percy at a ceremony this summer.
SFYFC would like to thank all of their supporters and sponsors for their continued backing.
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