Lewdown Young Farmers raise £820 for charity with Christmas tree collection

Thursday 27th January 2022 12:00 pm
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Some of the Christmas trees. ()

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Members of Lewdown Young Farmers Club raised £820 for the charity Brain Tumour Research with a Christmas tree collection on Sunday, January 9.

Lots of members helped to get them all collected.

Organiser Becky Dennis said: ‘We collected from all over the area, from North Tawton, Hatherleigh, Holsworthy and Launceston back to the more local areas, Lifton, Bridestowe, Bratton Clovelly and Okehampton.

‘We were absolutely astounded by the support we had as this was the first time we have done this event and in total we collected over 100 trees, raising £820 for brain tumour research which is amazing for a couple of hours’ work!

‘We gave the trees to two local goat farms who I’ve heard are absolutely loving them! A massive thanks to the members who helped collect them all and to those who donated their trees and helped us raise a fantastic amount for charity.’

The young farmers; next big event will be their annual charity tractor run on Sunday, February 20 from Lewdown Victory Hall. Food will be on offer from 12 noon with the tractor run setting off at 12.30pm. It costs £10 per tractor and £5 per passenger with food included in this price. All proceeds will be split between the club’s three chosen charities for the year: the Stroke Association, Brain Tumour Research and Hospiscare. Booking is advisable (for food numbers), please contact Becky on 07415 064989 or Amy on 07443 461344. See ‘Lewdown YFC’ on Facebook or Instagram.


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