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April 2017 | newsletter

From the Chairman…

Well what a brilliant last month we have had in the

YFC world covering all aspects of the Young Farmers

calendar from the AGRI trip at the Glanvills; the

Travel Speed Dating and Disco; the Entertainments,

Member of the Year and Speaking Competitions, Ten

Pin Bowling, Football and Kwik Cricket Sports and not

forgetting the big social at SWA!! It was great to see so

many Devon members down at Newquay for SWA and

well done to everyone that went down to compete, we

were very proud to pick up the Sports, Non-Sports and

Overall Weekend Trophy on the Sunday and good luck

to everyone going forward to the Southern Finals on the

18th and 19th March!

This next month looks to be just as busy with lots of

exciting events, I’m looking forward to the Outdoor

Activities Day on the 9th April which we are holding

back at my home farm by kind permission of Mum and

Dad Bellew!! This will be a great social day with lots of

competitions so get keen Devon YFC! Entries are also

looking great for our Show and Sale day on the 26th

April so looking forward to seeing lots of you at Exeter

Market too!

I am loving hearing about all of the #yfccrossfertilisation

happening around the county so please keep me

updated on your visits to your matched clubs!

Claire Bellew

County Chairman

We are very grateful for the

following donations for the

Devon Rural Hub since the

last edition:

Aviva, Chagford Show, Fry

and Son, RABI, Sid & Otter

Vale YFC, Stewart and

Sandra Turner

Supporting Devon Young Farmers

www.devonyfc.co.uk

The Devon Rural Hub, Amory Building, Cheriton Bishop, Exeter EX6 6JH

Tel: 01647 24120 Email: admin@devonyfc.co.uk

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Kindly

sponsored

by

Yarcombe YFC

On the 27th February, Bishop Robert Attwell

of Exeter came to visit Yarcombe YFC with

a farm tour of Wellhayes Farm, Cotleigh by

kind permission of the Broom family. He met

with some members of the club to discuss

issues facing farmers in Devon today including

milk and meat prices and farming in Britain

post Brexit. The club feel very privileged that

the Bishop had time to come and meet with

members and all members enjoyed their day.

Also both the Ladies and Men’s 5 a side

Football teams won the Devon competition

round on Sunday 26th February, with the

boys going on to win at South West Area last

weekend as well.

Honiton YFC

Honiton YFC have had a very busy February, we held our Traffic Light Disco at Luppitt Village Hall which was very well

attended.

We held our Charity Farmers Breakfast in the Mackarness Hall, Honiton on Saturday 25th February. We sold 156 full English

breakfast’s and made a profit of £1300 for our fantastic chosen charity for the year ‘The Farming Community Network’.

We have been successful in competitions with James Gould representing us at South West Area at Situations Vacant, which

he has subsequently won so goes onto the next round, well done James for your fantastic effort.

Honiton had our Kwick Cricket team represent us at South West Area which we subsequently won, well done to the team.

Bow YFC

Members of Bow YFC have just returned from the

second part of their Club Exchange with Lower

Nithsdale YFC in Dumfries, Scotland. In December,

7 members from LN YFC made the journey south,

staying with different members of Bow. Whilst here

they enjoyed dairy, beef and sheep farm tours, Club

socials, a tour and tasting at Sandford Orchards and

attended the Christmas Ball which they all

thoroughly enjoyed.

10 members from Bow have just returned to

Dumfries, being hosted all across their area. Whilst

there we enjoyed socials meeting more Club

members, tours to a university research dairy farm,

two beef farms and enjoyed the Clubs Annual Dinner

and Dance followed by the bright lights of Dumfries.

For any Clubs who haven’t been on a Club

Exchange before, members of Bow would definitely

recommend organising one. We’ve really enjoyed

meeting members from across the country, trying

new activities, showing off our area and getting to

know each other more.


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Culm Valley YFC

At South West Area Emily Davis, Molly Clist and Rachel Stevens competed in

not only Junior Reading but also Junior Public Speaking. The girls have been

absolutely incredible so far not only winning both competitions at a County level

but with Emily Davis winning Best Chairman and Molly Clist winning Best Speaker

at County round.

The girls went on to win not only Junior Reading but Junior Public Speaking as

well at the South West Area Weekend and will progress through to the next rounds

for both competitions! Molly Clist also again won Best Speaker.

As a Club we couldn’t be prouder of how well the girls have done and congratulate

them for the hours of work they have put in so far. We would also like to thank Jill

Persey for working so hard and giving up her time to train the girls.

It is fantastic that we have got such amazing young members who will be the future of Culm Valley and we would like to wish them

the best of luck for the next rounds.

Newton St Cyres YFC

Well done to #TeamNewton for winning the Haldon Group round of Football, unfortunately the participating sports stars were

unable to play at the County round so thanks to those who stepped in!

Members heard a great talk from Kevin Balding, Volunteer at Devon Freewheelers - highly recommended guest speaker and a

worthwhile charity to raise money for.

The club’s Annual Cider and Pasty Quiz with Crediton & Witheridge NFU saw 29 teams compete for first place. Thanks to

Chittlehampton YFC for making our first #yfccrossfertilising event. Congratulations to quiz winners ‘Scrub Up Well’, followed by

‘Jeff’s Minions’ and ‘The Three Amigos’. The event raised about £750 which will be split between the Farming Community Network

and the Robbin’s Family from Sandford who are fundraising for life-saving equipment for Bristol Hospital. Thanks to everyone who

supported the event.


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Competitions

It’s been a phenomenal month and I am delighted to

report on many magnificent results.

Firstly the County round of Entertainments was held on

the 19th February at Exmouth Pavilions. I’m sure you

will all agree it was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

The Entertainments performances certainly were just

that (special mention to Matt Darke’s entertaining rap

rendition!)

The all-important Entertainments results were:

1st Cheriton Tedburn

2nd Withleigh

3rd Culm Valley

Best Actor: Dan Grist, Cheriton Tedburn

Best Actress: Amy Richardson, Cheriton Tedburn

The Member of the Year interviews were running all

afternoon and the final results for the Senior competition

were:

1st Claire Bellew, Exe Valley (Winning a Scholarship in

2018 sponsored by Crediton Milling)

2nd Will Dracup, South Dartmoor

3rd Georgina Davie, Haldon

Results of the Junior Member of the Year competition:

1st Katie Ackland, East Devon (Winning a Scholarship

in 2018 sponsored by 2 Sisters Food Group)

2nd Louise Putt, Haldon

3rd Jess Parkhouse, Exe Valley

Thank you to all of the judges, competitors, stewards,

DFYFC team, backstage team, Rob Cann and Exmouth

Pavilions for a great day. We actually ran ahead of time

which is a YFC first!

This leads nicely onto the South West Area weekend!

What a crazy weekend, Devon YFC you sure were on

top form!

The Junior Reading team that consisted of Molly Clist,

Emily Davis and Rachel Stevens from Culm Valley

came First and not only this the Molly, Emily and

Rachel also represented the County in the Junior Public

Speaking later on in the day and they came First yet

again! Furthermore Molly Clist was selected as the Best

Speaker in the Public Speaking competition.

James Gould from Honiton was the winner of the

Situations Vacant competition and will be competing

next at the National round.

The Brainstrust team comprised of Dan Grist, Ross

Thomson, Cameron Burt and Andrew Heywood were

placed Third.


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Katie Ackland from Whimple and Broadclyst came

Second in the Junior Member of the Year competition

and Claire Bellew from Withleigh won the Senior Member

of the Year competition.

With such a high standard across the board all members

did extremely well!!!

On the Sunday the eagerly anticipated Entertainments

Competition was held in Truro. Cheriton Tedburn put on

another fantastic performance and I was so thrilled that

Amy Richardson (aged 10) won the Best Actress and Dan

Grist was also crowned Best Actor. Amy and Dan have

now been awarded Best Actress and Best Actor at the

Group, County and South West Area rounds. Well done!

Cheriton and Tedburn YFC finished up in 2nd place and

this means they compete again at Southern Round.

All of these results meant that Devon YFC came home

with the Sporting award, Non Sport award and we

were the Overall Winners. Many thanks to you all!

#Devondoitbetter

Looking ahead to Devon County Show … the online and

paper entry deadline is 31st of March! I hope you will all

enter lots of the classes, there are lots of new classes

and club classes, there really is something for everyone

so get these entries in and represent your club! Likewise

with the on the day classes; Butter and Junket, Stock

Judging there are Novice classes so it is a good idea to

give it a go, you don’t need to be experienced!

The Outdoor Activities schedule is out! This is on the

9th of April at Gammaton Barton, Bideford by kind

permission of the Bellew Family. I look forward to seeing

you all then. As always there will be loads going on.

Then on the 26th of April we have the County Show and

Sale, I urge all members, friends, family and associates

to come and support this day. It’s going to be fantastic

to see stock from members all around the County under

one roof.

As you will have sussed by the length of this report there

are lots of events coming up. Please get involved, the

more you put in, the more you will get out of YFC.

I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Laura Stanbury

Competitions Chairman

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Sports & Social

It has been a busy month with several results so I’ll keep

it brief and to the point.

Looking back to 19th February we held the Cheerleading

finals at Exmouth. Well done to the three teams that all

put on great routines. The results were:

1st Tarka 2nd Haldon 3rd Exe Valley

Thank you to the Exeter Starlites for showing us some

professional routines at the cheerleading finals.

Next up was the Ten Pin Bowling evening on the 22nd

February. 21 teams competed but it was Axminster that

came out on top, closely followed by Cheriton & Tedburn

2 then Honiton 1. A full list of results are in your club

mailings. Shout out to the high score hero’s who striked

that night!

Male – 1st Jack Larcombe (Axminster)

2nd Matt Hurrell (Cheriton & Tedburn)

Female – 1st Olwen Seward (Axminster)

2nd Jess Powell (Witheridge)

Moving on we had the County Sports Day at

Okehampton. As always Okehampton provided us with

wind, drizzle and cold temperatures, but we battled

through it all. Firstly thank you to all the stewards and

referees on the day for helping to ensure everything ran

smoothly. There was some fancy footwork on the football

pitches and rather muddy kits when we finished but

football players are the only people who can dribble and

still look neat ;)

The winners were:

Men’s -

1st East Devon

2nd Tarka

3rd Exe Valley

So all in all a clean sweep for East Devon but was great

to see all 6 groups represented.

We then had SWA where quite frankly Devon dominated!

Results from the weekend were:

Men’s 5 aside Football

Mixed Kwik Cricket

Rush Mixed Hockey

Ladies Netball

Cheerleading

Street Dance

1st (East Devon)

1st (East Devon)

3rd (Withleigh)

1st (North Devon)

1st (Tarka)

1st (North Devon)

Well done to everyone that competed, it was a great

show across the board and I was very honoured to

be able to pick up the Sports trophy at the end of

the weekend. Good luck to all those going through to

Nationals! #TeamDevon

Don’t forget coming up we have the Milk Way Adventure

evening on Wednesday 5th April. Also I hope to see lots

of you at Outdoor Activities Day on Sunday 9th April.

Pool, Skittles and Darts will be happening this coming

month so I look forward to seeing your Group teams at

the Waie Inn for some pin dropping, ball potting, dart

throwing action.

Lastly as always we will be playing Rugby at the Devon

County Show. This year we plan to have both a Men’s

and Ladies 7’s game so if you are at the show on the

Thursday then be sure to head to the main ring at 4pm

for some heated action and top dollar commentary. Also

make sure the Show Dance is in your diaries, going to be

a good one – Saturday 20th May at the Matford Centre.

Wishing you all a Happy Easter

Until next time. Ta Ta for now

Rachel Retter

Sports & Social Chairman

Ladies –

1st East Devon 1

2nd Haldon/Tarka

3rd East Devon

We also had the Mixed Kwik Cricket

1st East Devon

2nd Tarka

3rd South Dartmoor


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April 2017 | newsletter 7

Supporters Club

We recently held the second draw of the year at the Entertainments Final and we are pleased to announce the following

people won £100 each:

CHRIS BERRY CHRIS CAMP JAKE HENSON

The final draw of the year will be held at the Devon County Show in May at the Chairman’s Reception. There are still five

chances to win this year including the big draw for £500; if you would like to be part of the Supporters Club please call the

office on 01647 24120 to request an application form or go to www.devonyfc.co.uk and select Your Support where you will

be able to download the application form.

Travel

Hoi,

The travel group held their first fundraiser in February with the ‘Speed Dating and Disco’ evening - hope everyone had a

great night and those looking for romance managed to find their future love!

The travel team are launching the ‘FITTEST FARMER’ challenge at the Outdoor Activities Day! Keep an eye on social media

for more information! You can enter on the day so turn up at Gammaton Barton, Bideford on Sunday 9th April to take part!

Fuel up throughout the day with the travel BBQ and cake sale.

Each Group within the County will be organising a travel-fundraising QUIZ NIGHT to help raise funds for their scholarship.

Dates will be confirmed soon!

The TRAVEL GRAND DRAW will be launched very soon, with some amazing prizes donated already from companies and

individuals. Watch out for the raffle books which will be sold by members and available at the County Office too. If you

would like to donate a prize contact georginadavie@hotmail.co.uk. The winners will be drawn at the Devon County Show on

Saturday 20th May!

As mentioned before, we are hosting an American exchange at the end of August - if you would to host please let me know!

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Think it through and then take 2!

Last month you may of heard about the tragic loss of

Lauren Scott one of our Kenn Valley members at the age

of just 20 in a farm accident. Are thoughts are with her

family and friends at this painful and very sad time.

If there is one thing we can do from this tragic loss is

learn lessons and reduce the risk to yourself and others

you work with. One of the sayings that has stuck with me

for years is “think it through then take 2”. This means in

practical terms, whenever you do things around the farm,

work place or in any other setting think it through. You

could have done that task every day for years or it could

be the first time, either way just stop for 2 seconds and

think is this safe? or can I make it safer? If something that

is there to keep you safe, is broken then fix it or ask a

person that you work for to get it fixed.

YFC will be working with other partners to hold further

farm safety events during the coming 12 months. Please

do take advantage of these opportunities and help keep

yourself and others safe.

If you or any of your Clubs would like further details of

where you can get training or information about safety

please do contact myself or the Skills Co-Ordinator

at YFC. We can then put you in contact with the right

training or support.

01647 24120 fNick Creasy nick@devonyfc.co.uk

Nick Creasy Devon County Organiser

Shearing training

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British Wool update: Interest

and profile of shearing grows:

As we head into a new season, British Wool are

busy organising a number of shearing courses and

preparing for the wool being delivered into our depots.

Shearing is an important traditional rural skill that’s

vital to the sheep sector. We’ve seen shearing

develop in recent years becoming one of the biggest

attractions at our agricultural shows. In February

we saw the World Shearing and Woolhandling

Championships held in New Zealand with four days

of top quality competition. The four days concluded

with New Zealand crowned World Champions in

the Individual Machine Shearing and Woolhandling

competitions and South Africa retaining their

Individual Blade Shearing title.

On shearing, once again this year a number of

shearing courses will be held across the South West

region including here in Devon - the high standard of

training provided by British Wool instructors in training

a new generation of shearers has being invaluable in

improving the quality of shearing on our farms.

Good shearing technique is essential in ensuring

fleeces are of the highest possible value to producers,

with second blows, patchy fleeces and poorly

presented fleeces all resulting in reduced clip values

- fleeces should also be delivered free from any

contamination or excessive paint marks in order to

maximise the value.

If anyone is interested in finding out more about our

shearing courses please visit www.britishwool.org.uk

or contact Alison Gould on 01647 24804

Grading

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In terms of social media, British Wool continues to

develop this important area and has active accounts

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regular updates and information is available through

all these accounts. We welcome any active followers.

The British Wool Marketing Board works with over 40,000 sheep

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NFU Conference 2017 - ‘Brexit: Ingredients for Success’

I was so pleased to have been asked to attend the NFU Conference in Birmingham this year. After hearing great feedback from

many others that attended I was looking forward to seeing what the 2017 Conference had to offer. An early start to the day was in

order to be at the South West NFU Office for 5am to travel on a coach with fellow South West delegates!

With the main topic of conversation being Brexit I was pleased. Last year I was fortunate to be able to host a Debate regarding

Brexit so I found the subject extremely interesting, although it would have been good to hear more discussion on how it will affect

the young generation of farmers. There were some excellent speakers throughout the conference and I really enjoyed the sessions

that were put on.

The first breakout session was on ‘Produce’ which was the one I found most interesting. The speakers were very knowledgeable

and gave us a very wide range of information. The main question for the session was ‘How can the research and policy landscape

better deliver gains in both productivity and environmental performance?’. I made some very good contacts off the back of this

session for future use and the two days were a fantastic networking experience.

The early bird session on the second day was entitled ‘Making the most of the tenant sector post Brexit’. This was a really

interesting start to the day especially the talk from NFU President Meurig Raymond, showing that it is possible to make it big even

with the price of land.

The final session I attended was ‘Outlook for livestock in a changing world’ with the Agriculture Counsellor & Permanent

Representation of Ireland to the European Union on the list of Speakers for this session it was quite focused towards how Ireland

is affected and not so much on how the British livestock industry is and will be affected.

I would like to thank the NFU for this fantastic invitation and opportunity, I found the couple of days in Birmingham very interesting.

The food and hotel were excellent. For anyone that gets the chance to attend, do take it as I learnt so much from my time there. I

hope I have the opportunity to attend conference again.

Gareth Hutchings Vice AGRI Chairman

VICE PATRONS of DEVON YOUNG FARMERS CLUBS

We are pleased to welcome Rosie Cheriton as a Vice Patron of DFYFC.

We will publish names of new members in the newsletter and the annual report as well as inviting them to certain exclusive events

during the year as a token of our appreciation for their continued support of YFC in Devon.

If you would like to become a Vice Patron please call the office on 01647 24120 to request an application form or go to www.

devonyfc.co.uk and select Your Support where you will be able to download the application form.

AGRI Report

It has been a bit quieter the last month

but the spaces for the AGRI trip to the

Highland Show were snapped up in a

matter of hours. So far confirmed for the

trip are our hire cars, accommodation,

tour of the Quaker Oats Factory, day at

the Highland Show and then spending

two days around Dumfries looking at

beef, dairy and hopefully a sheep farm.

I’m also in the progress of trying to

confirm a couple of farm walks back

here in sunny Devon.

It was good to see lots of Devon

members at the SWA AGRI Forum and

I hope you all found it interesting. The

speakers were great and George Eustice

MP seemed very interested to talk to

Young Farmers. Plans are underway

for the AGRI Debate at Devon County

Show so it would be good to see lots of

members there too!

Much farming love

Edward Quick AGRI Chairman

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April 2017 | newsletter 11

Skills for Life

Butter and Junket Course

We recently held a Butter and Junket Course to get

members prepared for Devon County Show. With thanks to

Sue Burrow for teaching and hosting the course we had 7

members learning this new skill and we hope to see lots of

Welcome members to Bryony… competing this year at the Devon County Show.

We are delighted to welcome Bryony Berry to the YFC Office, as our new Skills

Shearing Courses in Devon

Co-ordinator.

Bryony is the outgoing Chairman of Kenn Valley YFC, and was previously a

Level Venue Date

Advanced member of Cheriton & Tedburn Totnes YFC. She comes from 6th a & family 7th May Beef and Sheep

Beginner farm, near Exeter and has Mendips recently returned from an 10th eight-week & 11th May scholarship

Beginner/Improver

in the USA,

Drewsteignton the IFYC Programme.

27th & 28th May

Beginner Exford End May

Beginner/Improver Okehampton 4th & 5th June

All Levels B+E TRAILER TEST Sidmouth SPRAYER Mid June COURSES

Beginner/Improver The price of the two day course, plus test on Okehampton the second Did you know 15th that & from 16th 26 July

th November 2015 your

day, is currently £430 inclusive.

“Grandad Right” exemption will no longer be applicable?

All courses are two days 8.30am – 5pm each day. Cost £196 (including vat).

If you’re a fully paid up YFC member, Devon YFC will reimburse you £25

The test and training can be booked in Exeter or Taunton We are able to offer PA1, PA2 and PA6 courses at

Contact 01647 24804 agould@britishwool.org.uk or book online www.britishwool.org.uk/shearing-courses.php

depending on which you are more familiar with.

discounted prices.

Contact the office for an application form to get you

Monday 13 th October – PA1 (1 day)

Chainsaw Courses

Tuesday 14

enrolled on the course.

th October - PA6 (2 days Inc. Assessment)

If you are interested in taking a Chainsaw Course do email skills@devonyfc.co.uk Wednesday 15 th October obtain – PA2 (2 more days information Inc. Assessment)

on dates and prices. We are currently offering courses at Bicton College but are able to look at other

locations if requested.

Please contact the YFC Office for prices and further

NPTC TRANSPORT OF LIVESTOCK CERTIFICATE (Short

details.

B+E

Journeys)

Car + trailer training and test available in Taunton or Exeter

Tests carried out at the YFC Centre, Exeter

OTHER AVAILABLE COURSES

YFC member offer: £430 Non YFC member offer £480

£65 for one test, ie. Cattle and Sheep

Coming up, there are a number of chainsaw courses

To include; 9 hours of training and test plus use of the instructor’s vehicle and trailer throughout.

including CS30 (Cross Cut & Maintenance) and CS31

Contact the YFC Office for more information or a booking form.

£45 additional tests

(Felling Small Trees) among others.

Sheep Dog Offer Training valid for current YFC members only

Please contact Bryony in the YFC Office if there are any

There has been interest shown in running a sheep dog training other course courses which that we you are would in the like process to take of part looking in, from AI

into; if you would like more information New when Skills it Email is confirmed – email skills@devonyfc.co.uk

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Diary Dates

April

1 Bradworthy YFC Big Breakfast at Bradworthy Village Hall 9am – 1pm

1 Braunton YFC Auction of Pledges at St Brannocks Hall 7.30pm

2 New Building Celebration Afternoon from 2pm

2 TOW League Training Competition (Friendly)

2 Kenn Valley YFC Tractor Run

2 Lewdown YFC Tractor Run

5 County Milky Way Fun Evening, 7.30pm onwards. £4 per person

6 Board of Management at YFC Centre, 8pm

6 Bow YFC Easter Meat Bingo at Waie Inn. Eyes down 7.30pm

6 Axminster YFC Easter Bingo at Cloakham Lawns, Axminster. Doors Open 7pm / Eyes Down 8pm

7 Lewdown YFC Traffic Light Disco at Lewdown Victory Hall 9pm – 1am

9 Outdoor Activities Day at Gammaton Barton, Bideford, EX36 4QA by kind permission of the Bellew Family

– see full details on Devon YFC Website in ‘Competitions/Other Files’

9 Sid & Otter Vale YFC Easter Bingo at Ottery St Mary Institute. Doors Open 7pm / Eyes Down 7.30pm.

10 Witheridge YFC Easter Bingo at Cruwys Morchard Village Hall. Doors Open 7.30pm / Eyes Down 8pm

11 Honiton YFC Easter Bingo at Markarness Hall, Honiton. Eyes Down 7.30pm

12 Kenn Valley YFC Easter Bingo at Kenn Centre. Eyes Down 7.30pm

12 Chittlehampton YFC Easter Bingo at Umberleigh Village Hall 7pm

13 County Pool and Darts Final at Waie Inn

13 Whimple and Broadclyst YFC Easter Bingo at Whimple Village Hall, EX5 2SL. Eyes Down 7.30pm

13 Winkleigh YFC Disco at Winkleigh Sports Centre 9pm – 1am

13 Withleigh YFC Disco at Remedies. Under 18 tickets must be purchased in advance from Lucy Radford

07597 999956. No Under 18’s are allowed in without a ticket

13 Culm Valley YFC Bingo at Hemyock Village Hall. Doors Open 7pm / Eyes Down 7.30pm

14 Tavistock YFC Neon Party at Walkhampton Memorial Hall, PL20 6JX 8pm - Midnight

15 Meshaw YFC Big Breakfast at South Molton Assembly Rooms 9am – 12 noon

15 Alverdiscott YFC Easter Bingo at Lovacott Village Hall. Doors Open 7pm / Eyes Down 7.30pm

19 Withleigh YFC Easter Bingo at Withleigh Village Hall

20 Members Meeting at YFC Centre, 8pm AGM Shirts will be available to collect at this meeting

21 – 24 National Annual Convention in Torquay

26 County Show and Sale at Exeter Livestock Centre, EX2 8FD. Showing from 9am / Sale Commences at

2pm. This event is open to all with many trade stands also in attendance

27 County Skittles Final at Waie Inn

28 Okehampton YFC After Lambing Party at Meldon Village Hall 9pm – 1am. £5 Members / £7 Non

Members

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