Young farmers help to spread Christmas cheer

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Throughout December the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) with the help of Calor, ran Christmas events across the counties aiming to connect with the local community and help those most in need.

To kick off the events, local care homes were invited to attend the annual YFCU choir festival to enjoy some festive singing and a wide range of songs.

Kids meet Santa at Co Downs' Know Your Neighbour Christmas event

Kids meet Santa at Co Downs' Know Your Neighbour Christmas event

Clubs in Co Down got together to collect gifts for the Cash For Kids NI Mission Christmas, hosting a coffee morning for local families, with a very special surprise guest, who arrived in style on his tractor lead sleigh.

BMWR YFC took a visit to Down Right Brilliant, the 
Newry and Mourne Down Syndrome Support Group, 
where they spent the day getting to know all the families involved.

Clubs in Co Londonderry and Armagh visited the Salvation Army to pass on all the presents they had collected.

In Co Fermanagh, Kesh YFC chose Women’s Aid as their local charity, and hosted a handover in their club hall.

Co Armagh's campaign hand over

Co Armagh's campaign hand over

With more events due to take place in the coming week and already more than 300 gifts being distributed across Northern Ireland, the YFC Christmas campaign has been a great success, connecting the members to their local community, and helping spread the festive spirit.

BMWR YFC visit Downright Brilliant

BMWR YFC visit Downright Brilliant

YFCU president Roberta Simmons and deputy president James Speers meet residents of Weavers House, Cookstown at the YFCU choir festival

YFCU president Roberta Simmons and deputy president James Speers meet residents of Weavers House, Cookstown at the YFCU choir festival

YFCU president Roberta Simmons helps handover the gifts collected to Cash For Kids

YFCU president Roberta Simmons helps handover the gifts collected to Cash For Kids

Fun at the Co Down Christmas event

Fun at the Co Down Christmas event