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Convention Stars are community champions

Convention Stars are community champions

Community champions Newton St Cyres YFC's members are winners of the new Club of Convention competition.

The YFC was chosen from all NFYFC’s competition entries as judges loved the fact this is Newton St Cyres 80th year and that they are planning loads of fundraising and community events to help others while they celebrate reaching a grand old age.

A worthy winner, Newton St Cyres' members have already raised £1,500 for local causes since the start of the YFC year in September. Their annual Dinner and Dance in November this year will mark their 80th year with a around 150 former and current members celebrating with family and friends. They are also planning an 80 mile bike ride from Barnstaple to Exmouth, while two younger members are swimming 80 miles within a month. All the fundraising will go to Farms for City Children.

Club Chairman Georgie Davie said: “Our members have fundraised for a local boy who was rushed to the Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Farming Community Network, supported the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution South West Spring Ball and heard inspiring talks from Devon Freewheelers and Farms for City Children.

“We held two days delivering dung to local villages and allotments, which raised about £500. Some of our members also got involved with the annual plough service at our local church in Sandford.”

There will be 21 members from Newton St Cyres in Devon who will attend this year’s Convention in Torquay and Georgie said they are delighted to be crowned the Club of Convention. “We are really looking forward to the AGM this year, and over-the-moon to have been picked!”

With Devon club Cheriton and Tedburn in the Entertainments final on the Saturday , lots of the Newton St Cyres members will also be going along to the Princess Theatre to cheer on their county, as well as supporting others in the Cheerleading and Street Dancing on Sunday.

As NFYFC’s Club of Convention, they will get the chance to meet with our entertainments acts (subject to their agreement), tickets to the Massey Ferguson Guest Lounge, a chance to chat with the new President broadcaster Charlotte Smith – and will have their photos taken throughout the weekend.

The club might be 80 years old this year, but Newton St Cyres YFC still knows how to have a good time and help others.

You can follow Newton St Cyres throughout the weekend on NFYFC’s social media channels and Annual Convention website.

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