National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

The Prince of Wales Trophy

Awarded to the County who has raised the most money per member for a charitable cause.

Winners: Essex FYFC.Trophy to be collected by Marcus Bailey

Essex FYFC raised a total of £39,106.08 with 367 members, £106.56 per member.

When one of Essex’s YFC members was diagnosed with cancer in 2017, the County rallied round to show their support with a huge fundraiser.

Jack Anger had just finished his role as Chairman of the Essex Country Show in 2017 when he found out he had cancer.

To show Jack how much the County was behind him, a group of 16 members saddled up and cycled 270 miles to the Annual Convention in Blackpool. Their efforts raised more than £12,000 for the oncology department at Colchester hospital where Jack was being treated. The even better news is that Jack is free of cancer and has recently got engaged.

The fundraiser was one of Essex FYFC’s largest during the 2017-18 membership year and helped them to raise an impressive £39,106.08 – the equivalent of £106.56 per member.

Their winning formula, said County Chairman Jack Garwood, is the hard work the clubs all put in to support those less fortunate than themselves.

“We all have a great time as young farmers and are pleased to be able to put a little back into something else we love,” said Jack. “All the clubs choose a mixture of national or local charities – causes that are close to their hearts.”

Jack is now hoping to beat this year’s total and retain the trophy for a fourth year. 

“We have a County Ball coming up in June so let’s see if we can break the £40k barrier!”

NFYFC received 14 County entries for the Prince of Wales Trophy, and the total raised from those counties was £489,478.84. If every County Federation returned the details of their charity fundraising, NFYFC estimates YFCs raise in excess of £1.2m for charity. 


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