Moneymore YFC keep club’s spirit truly alive during lockdown period
Despite their club programme being interrupted by COVID-19, members have been busy getting involved in the various challenges, campaigns and competitions that the YFCU have to offer.
Club members got creative in decorating the countryside with rainbows, as they painted pictures, pallets and pebbles for the ‘I Spy A Rainbow’ challenge.
The YFCU Big Clean Up saw both past and present members clean the countryside in an effort to maintain a cleaner and healthier environment for both them and their animals.
As the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster embarked on Mental Health week with the YFSeesYou campaign, Moneymore members explained how they incorporate self care, relaxation and time for friends and family into their everyday life and also expressed what kindness means to them individually.
With lockdown looming, members experienced YFCU competitions virtually.
These virtual competitions didn’t deter Moneymore members from obtaining success as the demonstration presentation finals saw Alison Davis placing second and Joyce Allen being placed third in the 18-21 age category.
The dairy stock-judging heats saw Ryan Brown and Sian Hogg both place first in their perspective age groups.
Moneymore YFC members also celebrated more success in the top club officials results with Joyce Allen placing second for best public relations officer in Northern Ireland.
In the Ulster Young Farmer competition, Christopher Bell was also placed second in the sheep section.
However, Moneymore YFC realises that many may have struggled in lockdown and during these challenging times, feeling isolated.
Club members have been busy handing out leaflets to help promote Rural Supports’s ‘Across the Hedgerow’ campaign on behalf of the YFCU.
As a club Moneymore YFC are always available to offer a listening ear and helping hand to those in need.
Lockdown has also been a chance for Moneymore YFC to give back to the community, through donations to HOPE, Magherafelt.
This saw both past and present members getting involved in collecting toiletries and food for the food bank to supply to local families during these challenging times.
A substantial amount was collected and donated to Hope Magherafelt by club leader, Dylan Walker, club secretary, Joyce Allen and club president, Stuart Mills on behalf of the club.
At Moneymore YFC, members cannot wait to get back to their club calendar and meet together again.
For any more information about Moneymore YFC, contact club secretary Joyce Allen on 07756091405 or through the club’s Facebook and Instagram.