The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) have raised £4,300 for Macmillan Cancer Support after the organisation’s special one off charity event -’YFCU’s Got Talent’ that was held last month.
Acts from young farmers clubs all over Northern Ireland performed to a packed out crowd at the Tullyglass House Hotel in a bid to wow the judges on the night. Hosted by Cool FM’s Pete Snodden, performances ranged from Irish dancing, singing, jiving, harp and concertina playing, Highland dancing and even a drum salute.
The event was the perfect opportunity for YFCU members to show off their talent to the judges on the night, UFU president Barclay Bell; YFCU president Roberta Simmons and YFCU honorary treasurer Bob Esler.
As well as raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support, the event also raised £4,100 for the YFCU 90th anniversary fund.
YFCU president Roberta Simmons commented: “I was delighted that my president’s charity event YFCU’s Got Talent raised this amazing amount of money. This allowed us to give £4,300 to Macmillan Cancer Support, helping fund services like nurses, benefits advisers and the support line. One of the highlights from the evening was being able to raise money for this fantastic charity.
“The other funds of £4,100 will be put to the YFCU 90th anniversary fund which will be used when we reach the magnificent milestone for the benefit of existing and future members throughout Northern Ireland and will assist in helping our organisation become more self-sustainable.
“YFCU’s Got Talent was a superb night which showed the phenomenal talent of members throughout the six counties and I would like to thank everyone involved. It was absolutely fantastic working with such a great bunch of young people.”
Joanne Young, Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising manager, said: “The Young Farmers truly have got talent, not just as artistes, but as super fundraisers. Macmillan Cancer Support is delighted to receive a cheque for £4,300 ,proceeds from this event. This money will be used locally to support people who are living with cancer. It is only through supporters such as the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster that Macmillan can continue to provide necessary medical, practical and emotional support to local people who are going through the toughest journey of their lives. We are truly grateful.”