Young Farmers entice some fresh faces

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A successful evening was held by a countryside charity who want to promote themselves and help young people to make friends.

Two weeks ago the LBO reported on how Leighton Buzzard Young Farmers had completed a bale sculpture of a combine harvester to promote their upcoming new members’ week.

Held on October 16, the club hosted an evening of fun activities for them, more than 25 fresh faces showed up with another 20 supporting existing members.

“When we started there was a lot of shyness but by the end of the evening we had a group of friendly and excited young people,” said Dave White who organised the games that evening.

“When people weren’t on the bouncy castle or sampling the offerings from the BBQ, members were playing ‘Dave’s Games’ which included popping balloons with your feet, taping people to the wall and cutting watermelons in half with elastic bands.

“Although not like many of our other meetings these were all great ways to get people involved.”

LBYFC is part of the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs who advise and run 644 clubs with over 25,000 members throughout the UK.

Their club is one of the oldest in the county and will be celebrating its 80th anniversary this year with a celebratory lunch held in December.

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