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Young farmers striding out from Bewdley for charity
7:10am Tuesday 3rd April 2012 in Bewdley
By Charlotte Lilley
YOUNG farmers will gather in Bewdley on Friday in an attempt to walk 32 miles for charity.
Worcestershire Federation of Young Farmer’s Clubs (WFYFC) members will walk the entire length of the Worcestershire Way to raise money for Brambles Care Farm, a charity for young people with learning disabilities.
Hannah Talbot, WFYFC’S chairman, said: “We are really looking forward to taking on this challenge and hope to raise as much money as possible for Brambles, as we believe they do such an excellent job.
“We would like the money we raise to go towards building a sensory garden for the young people and hope that they get a lot of enjoyment out of it.”
Young Farmers members aged 10 to 26 will start the walk in Bewdley with a camping stop in Knightwick on Saturday and aim to finish in Malvern on Sunday evening.
Ryan Springthorpe, a member of WFYFC, said: “I’m really looking forward to the walk. Things like this make me really proud to be part of Worcestershire Young Farmers.”
Katie Ainsworth, the young farmers’ group’s youth development leader, said: “Many people think we are a youth organisation just for young people from farming backgrounds.
“This is not the case and we welcome any young person aged 10 to 26 years old who would like to come and see what we are all about.”
Each year WFYFC raises money for different charities. For more information about it and the 32-mile walk visit worcsyfc.org.uk
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