Thursday, Launceston Young Farmers had an extremely interesting visit to Looe
Lifeboat Station. Three volunteers from the RNLI gave the club a tour of the new boathouse (situated on the east side
of the river) and showed members a video to highlight some of the
important aspects of history within the RNLI. The video also allowed the club
to gain a clear understanding of the courageous work that the search and rescue
men and women do.
were given the opportunity to climb into the lifeboats and explore the
extensive technology that is used as an integral part of their work, saving the
lives of people at sea.
allowed the club to see the vital importance of the Royal National Lifeboat
Institution, with the bravery and
expertise of the workers resulting in a large number of lives being saved every
The talent of Young Farmers from across Cornwall
shone through at the Royal Cornwall Show this year. The theme of the club
cubicles this year was ‘Queen Elizabeth II- 60 ‘Diamond’ Years’ and the
standard demonstrated by every club was extremely high. Three of Launceston’s
individual handicraft items, a handmade quilt (Jess Brookham), portraits of the
12 prime ministers in the Queen’s reign (Oliver Stephens) and a Horse and
Carriage model (Jess and Emily Brookham) achieved full marks.
The show also included other handicraft competitions; floral
arrangements, Jubilee bunting and a salt dough model (to mention a few!).
Launceston produced some excellent quality items and won this section overall.
On Saturday some members from Launceston took part in the
Stock Judging competition, with Claire Butter winning the Lamb class and
achieving second place in the Dairy. Tamsyn Bartlett and Dan Batten achieved
equal second place and Tom Merritt came fifth in the Lamb Judging. Tom Merritt
came third and Tamsyn forth in the Senior Dairy section. Becky Vine came first
in the Junior Beef class and third in the Junior Dairy. Well done to Claire,
Becky, Tom, Dan and Tamsyn for their performances in this competitive
Saturday afternoon saw clubs re-enact performances from the
Royal Variety Show. Dan Batten, Oliver Stephens and Tom Merritt’s singing and
dancing abilities could have been from the original Billy Elliot and their show
stopping talent won them first place!
A lot of hard work went into the competitions at the Royal
Cornwall Show. Launceston Young Farmers gained first place overall- an
excellent achievement of which they are extremely proud. Well done to everyone
for their contributions.
Yesterday the club spent the evening completing the final
touches for this year’s Royal Cornwall Show Cubicle, which is themed ‘The Queen’s
Diamond 60 years’. The work of Cornwall Young Farmers members will be on
display in the Young Farmers tent at the show, so please come along and have a
The sun shone for Cornwall Young Farmers on Saturday 26th
May at Penvercoe Farm, Bodmin, as the summer season of
competitions began. Members of Launceston Young Farmers performed extremely
well, resulting in them achieving second place overall. The cookery team of Charlotte,
Jess and Aaron produced a delicious four course meal to take third place. A cubicle
exhibit, with an Olympic theme, involved items of cookery, a collage and
decorated cake, gained first place in a very high standard of competition.
Becky Vine performed extremely well to the win the Junior
Stockjudging competition; she will now go onto the Southern competition round
at the end of June to represent Cornwall.
Claire Butter, Tamsyn Bartlett and Tom Merritt took part in the Senior
Stockjudging and Carcase Judging competitions, with Claire gaining first place
in both the lamb and beef carcase judging.
The evening finished with Tug Of War where Launceston’s team
came third- a brilliant achievement as this is the first time the team have
pulled in a competition.
Well done to everyone who participated throughout the day!
Launceston Young Farmers Club was established in 1947 and is run by members for members.
We have weekly meetings on Thursdays which range from talks on homeopathy or photography to activities such as circus skills or beach barbeques and visits to farms, tourist attractions and businesses.
We take part in many competitions and events across the county and country with great sucess, and do the odd bit of socialising as well...
The club is a charitable organisation itself, but we also engage in fundraising events for other charities, raising over £2000 last year.
Members range in age from 16 to 26 and anyone is welcome to join.
THINKING ABOUT JOINING?
Want to be part of a rural youth club run by people like you? Want to have a laugh and make lots of new friends? Try new things, find new challenges and learn new skills? You're in the right place!
Launceston Young Farmers Club is always open to new members.
The myth is that you have to be a farmer to join... the reality is not. Some club members are farmers, but many simply live in the countryside and have connections with farming. Members range in age from 16 to 26 and we're all a friendly bunch, so don't be scared to come along and see what it's all about!
You can join Launceston YFC anytime; see the bottom of this page for more details. Please contact Tim Kenyon (Chairman) if you are interested in coming along.
Launceston YFC Committee 2012-13
President: Roger Goodman
Vice President: Winston Davey
Club Leader: Ali Jones
Assistant Club Leader: Jeremy Shute
Assistant Club Leader: Richard Gribble
Chairman: Tim Kenyon 07794537208
Vice Chairman: Claire Butter
Secretary: Sadie Cornelius
Treasurer: Claire Butter
Assistant Treasurer: Richard Stanbury
Social Secretaries:Sam Gubbin & Jess Brookham
Programme Secretary: Louise Cooper
Press and Publicity Officer: Tom Merritt
Launceston YFC Club Charity 2011/12
This chosen charity for 2011-2012 is a local one, Cornwall Air Ambulance.