Goole Young Farmers have helped to raise over £510 for The UK Sepsis Trust after holding a Carol Concert.
The event was held at Whitgift Church on Monday, December 19, with current and former members turning out to support the event. The group decided to organise the evening of music to get people into the festive spirit whilst also raising money for the worthy cause, which was selected as the chosen charity after a Young Farmer from the region sadly died from Sepsis last year. A number of people and organisations helped on the evening or sponsored the event, with the group’s vice chair, Jasmin Johnson, saying: “There was lots of former members from previous generations helping out on the night so thank you to them. “Special thanks to Whitgift Church for allowing us to hold the event there and also to all our sponsors, Level Best, H.Walton, Rockscape, Peacock and Binnington, Harold Woolgar Insurance and Cooper Fuels.”
She added: “There are 25 Goole Young Farmers who are always looking for new members and you don't have to be an actual farmer but just have an interest in the outdoors.” The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all, but it was extra special for one family in particular - former young farmer, Sam Thurlow and his wife Emily, who attended with their new-born daughter Margot, who is just six week’s old. Sam said: “This is Margot’s first Young Farmers event as well as her very first carol concert. She loved it, it's been a great evening.”
Serving up Christmas treats were Goole Young Farmers, Charlie Walton, the group’s chair, Katy Mackintosh, treasurer, John Baxter, Alex Wood, social secretary, Jack Matthews and vice chair, Jasmin Johnson. (22-12-113 GT)