Young Farmers Face Towering Challenge Ahead of Annual Convention
The sight of the Blackpool's iconic tower will be met with huge excitement for most Young Farmers heading to this year's Annual Convention. But for three YFC members from the south west, it will be met with huge relief!
On 1st May, Somerset FYFC's Joshua Fincham (pictured left), along with Devon FYFC's Morris Burrough (centre) and Will Dyer (right), will be taking on the "Tower2Tower" challenge - a bike ride from Paris' Eiffel Tower to Blackpool Tower - to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The team are aiming to complete the 600-mile journey in just four days and raise over £4,000 for their chosen charity. They will arrive on 4th May, giving themselves some much-needed rest before enjoying the biggest event of the YFC year.
The team were inspired to raise money for cystic fibrosis by Phoebe Bardwell, granddaughter of Somerset FYFC President, James Bardwell. Phoebe (pictured right) was born with the condition in March 2015.
James said: "We are thrilled and touched that Josh, Morris and Will have chosen to raise money for research into cystic fibrosis, and to increase awareness of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. We will be following news of their epic journey on social media, and can't wait to welcome them to Blackpool."
If you wish to donate to the Tower2Tower challenge, please visit the team's Virgin Money Giving page.