Cumbria YFC commended by the King for volunteering work
Date of alert:
Thursday, 16 November 2023
Cumbria YFC has been commended by the King for its outstanding work undertaken by its young farmer volunteers.
The King’s Award for Voluntary Service 2023, the equivalent of an MBE, is the highest accolade that a UK voluntary group can receive.
Cumbria YFC, founded in 1937, is included in the first cohort of voluntary organisations to receive the award.
The YFC is a prolific fundraiser, raising almost £400,000 over the last 12 years for both local and national charities.
Members also take part in the annual Club Community Challenge, carrying out good works in their local communities.
William Longmire, county chair of the YFC, said the organisation 'couldn’t be more proud' of this award.