Chairman’s Charities & Challenge
The current Wales YFC Chairman, Hefin Evans, has chosen Wales Air Ambulance and Diabetes UK Wales to support this year.
This year, Hefin Evans, chairman of Wales YFC will be embarking on his chairman’s challenge, the Three Peaks of Wales. This will consist of scaling the three highest and most iconic mountains in Wales; Yr Wyddfa Wales’ tallest peak, Cadair Idris, a spectacular peak at the southern edge of Snowdonia National Park and finally, Pen y Fan in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Alongside the Challenge Mascot, Hettie the Heifer, the group of members, both past and present, will set off bright an early on Saturday the 12th of August, climbing the three peaks against the clock to raise donations in aid of Wales Air Ambulance, Diabetes UK Cymru and Wales YFC.
If you are interested in taking on this challenge (or part of it), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Charities…
We were delighted to welcome both charities to the Centre during the Royal Welsh Winter Fair!
“We are very grateful to the Welsh Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs for confirming Diabetes UK Cymru as one of their charities to support over the coming year. Diabetes is a serious condition and can affect everyone; YFC’s support ensures we can continue the fight against Wales’ growing health crisis. We look forward to working with YFC to raise awareness and support people living with and at risk of developing diabetes, especially in our Welsh farming communities. Our fight involves us all; we are proud to work together with Wales YFC and look forward to the year ahead.”
– Rachel Burr, National Directior, Wales (Diabetes UK)
Wales Air Ambulance Charity
“It means everything to Wales Air Ambulance to be selected as charity of the year for Wales YFC. A high number of our life saving missions are related to agriculture or farming. Having doctors on the helicopters and rapid response vehicles means we are now able to bring A&E to the patient instead of taking the patient to hospital. This ensures that lifesaving treatment can be administered at the scene resulting in better outcomes and quicker recovery times. We receive no direct government funding so we truly rely on the support from the people of Wales to make sure that we can continue to serve Wales and save lives.”
“Wales Air Ambulance is an amazing charity as they provide a lifeline to the rural areas of Wales, providing transport and medical attention for people in accidents. Diabetes Cymru is a charity that is close to my heart with many family members suffering with it. And I aim to raise awareness around the disease. The challenge I will be embarking on is the Three Peaks of Wales Challenge, which will hopefully be taking place in August 2023. The challenge will be open for all members, they can join us in doing all the three summits or choose the summit that is closest to them.”Hefin Evans, Wales YFC Chairman
Chairman’s Charity 2021-22
Caryl Haf, the 2021-22 Chairman’s chosen charity was Alzheimer’s Society Cymru. Caryl, along side the support and contribution of counties and members managed to raise an astonishing amount for the charity.