Buckingham YFC members pull Christmas Parade float for charity
Published on Sunday, 11 December 2011 19:45
ast Saturday, Buckingham Young Farmers' Club once again took part in the Buckingham Christmas Parade, but this year with a different slant on the traditional float.
Having entered a float every year since the Parade first started, Buckingham YFC members took the decision this year to pull their vintage tractor and trailer float along the parade route, to raise money for charity. The float weighed over 1 ton, which proved a stern test up the hill on Bridge Street outside The Three Cups! Despite some sore arms and legs, the challenge was successfully completed, without the use of the engine - proved by the fact that at the end of the parade, the tractor had to be bump started!
Over £100 was raised on the day and will be donated to Brain Tumour Research, a charity close to the club's heart, after a former Buckingham YFC member and continuing supporter of the club was diagnosed with the illness.
Buckingham YFC chairman Tom Wing commented "The club wanted to do something to help and the Christmas Parade was the perfect opportunity to increase awareness of such a worthy charity and raise some much needed funds to support Brain Tumour Research's valuable work fighting this illness."
Brain Tumour Research represents the group of Brain Tumour Research charities and works to raise money to fund the prevention and treatment of brain tumours, as well as ultimately finding a cure.
The fundraising effort was part of the club's annual activities, with this year's fundraising events also including a New Years' Eve Ball at Towcester Racecourse, to raise money for the Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance. For more information on the ball, please click here.
Being a rural youth organisation, on top of organising and running fundraising events, Buckingham YFC members take part in many other activities, including learning rural skills, playing sports and attending social events, in-line with the core values of the organisation - "Fun, Learning and Achievement". For more information about Buckingham YFC or if you're interested in joining, please click here, email us on
or call Club Chairman Tom Wing on 07709 696846.