The Heart of YFC Award, sponsored by Karcher, celebrates the YFC members who epitomise the ethos of YFC.
This award is for YFC members who are committed to supporting and developing their club and the name of YFC in general.
Three judges chose our five finalists for this year's award and it is now up to YOU to choose our winner. You can vote for who you think should win in our online form until 1 October 2023.
Katie's commitment to YFC and supporting her local community is irrefutable. She not only dedicates her time to her club Tuxford YFC but also has roles at a County and Area level. The judges liked the fact Katie has a true YFC spirit, throwing herself into everything to be helpful to others. They were also impressed that Katie's generosity also extends beyond YFC, supporting her community on days off by volunteering in a local charity shop.
Will has taken on roles at a club, county and national level and has achieved plenty in them all. He's a keen fundraiser and is regularly organising social events to support charity – from boxing nights to cycling, he's helped raise more than £17,000. The judges were impressed with Will's passion for competitions and his encouragement of younger members to get involved. He's also not afraid to get his voice heard on behalf of members.
Tom is passionate about YFC and has made it his mission to ensure more young people are aware of the opportunities. As County Chair, he's taken charge of the social media channels to ensure they showcase YFC and he organised a 100-mile trek across Scotland to raise more than £17,000 for charity. The judges were impressed with how Tom inspired others in his county by living the values and marketing them at shows, activities and by taking part in competitions.
Lucy is known for always putting YFC first in her life, even when facing personal health challenges. She has dedicated the last 19 years to the organisation and is often leading the way with community work or taking on roles in the club or county. The judges were impressed with Lucy's long-term commitment to the organisation and for helping others to achieve plenty from YFC too.
After being Chair of his Club during the pandemic, Oliver moved into County roles and most recently was County Chair as well as taking on a leading role in Essex YFC’s successful annual show. He's credited with being a good listener and supporter of the clubs in the county, as well as the inspiration behind new ideas to raise County funds. The judges were particularly impressed with Oliver's recycling scheme, which has raised more than £10,000 for the Essex County Federation.
The winner of the Heart of YFC Award in 2022 was Jessica Rose from Nottinghamshire FYFC.