Kilraughts Young Farmers club launch ‘Here To Help’ campaign

During isolation Kilraughts YFC have been spreading positivity and helping the community in anyway possible.

Thursday, 21st May 2020, 11:30 am
Club member Emma Millar pictured with Roddens Residential home manager Philip Dawson when receiving their stress relief kits
Club member Emma Millar pictured with Roddens Residential home manager Philip Dawson when receiving their stress relief kits

They began by opening a helpline to their local rural community for those who are in isolation and have no access to essentials, picking up prescriptions or even just to have a chat on the phone with.

Kilraughts YFC members then jumped on the YFCU chase the rainbow campaign adding their own twist 
by creating a rainbow out of eggs then donating them to an NHS worker in Antrim Hospital.

They also have been keeping their members busy by challenging them to complete one of their arts festival dances which they are unfortunately not getting to perform now that the gala 2020 has been postpone, the video can be viewed on their YFC Facebook page.

Club member Megan Agnew out delivering essentials to those self-isolating and unable to get the essentials

Kilraughts YFC business didn’t stopped there as they recently have joined links with Marie Curie and became volunteers as PPE delivery drivers.

Members received online training and began to pick up PPE and deliver it during this difficult time where PPE and deliveries are at their maximum.

Spreading some rainbow cheer Kilraughts YFC members created ‘stress relief kits’ for the NHS to bring a smile to their face.

The kit contains six items with great meaning to remind these key workers that we believe in them. The club donated 90 survival kits to local care homes who were very appreciative of them.

Club member Deanna Connor continuing to work in the labs

Kilraughts YFC members have been keeping up positivity by continuing to work and stay positive during this difficult and uncertain time whether that has been working from home, farming to picking up essentials.

Not stopping there Kilraughts YFC members Erinn, James and Claire were out delivering school packs for Bushvalley Primary School.

Luckily, Kilraughts YFC are still doing their bit during isolation where they are launching their ‘Kilraughts walk 600’.

As most YFCU events have been cancelled Kilraughts YFC members have decided to walk/run/cycle the distance between each young farmers club in Northern Ireland which comes to a total of 600 miles in one week.

Erinn Ramsay out delivering PPE for Marie Curie

The club plan to raise £1 for every mile completed and their proceeds will go to ‘Yellow Wellies – Mind your Head’ as the mental health of farmers is as important than ever therefore the club wish to show their support.

The charity 600 miles will take place from May 11-17 just before mental health week, please show your support by donating to their Just Giving page on Facebook or by contacting the club.

Club leader Jonny Bartlett keeping the milk coming during isolation
Club member Lisa Bartlett who is a primary school teacher keeping her class busy with plenty of work