Our very own Lucy Bright from Clun Valley YFC in Shropshire is one of the seven members who will be competing in the finals of the Senior Member of the Year Competition on Saturday in Blackpool.
After tough competition Lucy came first in both the Shropshire round and West Midland Area rounds. This means she is now off to the big stage in Blackpool to compete in this esteemed competition. She will now go forward to take part in private interviews with a panel of judges as well as stage interviews during the Performing Arts finals. The winner will be declared on Sunday during the Annual General Meeting.
Find out below what Lucy loves about YFC and why she feels she should be successful in this competition.
Name: Lucy Bright
Club: Clun Valley, Shropshire
What I love about YFC:
Everything! Young Farmers is a truly incredible and unique organisation that has not only given me friends for life but also essential skills and opportunities. From ballroom dancing and public speaking to carol singing for charity, there is no doubt that these experiences have shaped me as a person and given me the confidence and determination to achieve my goals. In addition, I love that Young Farmers is run by the members, for the members, who share one thing in common: ‘a love for agriculture and rural life’. This is the perfect recipe for a group of young people that are creative, encouraging, excellent team players and most importantly fun! I have memories in Young Farmers that will last a lifetime and for that I am sincerely grateful.
Why I should win Senior Member of the Year:
It was not until writing my synopsis for this competition that I realised how much I had achieved in Young Farmers and I truly believe I have made the most of the opportunities that Young Farmers has to offer. Having been a member since the age of 14, I have certainly put endless nights, time and effort into Young Farmers, especially with competitions and organising functions, but what I have gained from the experience has been invaluable. This is why I now feel extremely passionate about being an ambassador for my federation. I hope that by nurturing and supporting younger members to achieve their potential and really show them what can be accomplished with dedication, hard work and motivation, I can encourage more young people into the YFC movement. I feel honoured to have made it to the final of this prestigious competition; winning would simply be more than I could have dreamed of.
Best of luck Lucy, we will all be there cheering you on! For anyone wanting to come along and support Lucy the competition will be taking place at The Opera House in Blackpool, curtains up at 2pm.