Mar 2014 14

Raughton Head came second in the National Northern Semi Final of the Entertainment Competition at Retford and will now compete in the Final at the Opera House, Blackpool on Saturday 10th May. County Chairman, Mark Curr will also compete that day in the YFC Member of the Year Competition. 500 Cumbrian Young Famers are attending the NFYFC Annual Convention at Blackpool that weekend so they should have plenty of support!

On the Sunday at the Annual General Meeting, Mr Willie Bendle of Kirklinton is being proposed as Life Vice President OF NFYFC in recognition of service to YFC over many years and CFYFC Chief Officer, Jan Davinson, is being proposed as Life Member of YFC in recognition of 17 years dedicated service to Cumbria Young Farmers’ Clubs.

This will be followed by Cumbria’s choir competing in the National Finals and Wigton and Skelton YFC’s in the Final of the disco dancing competition.

It should be some weekend!

Feb 2014 21

The County Final of the Young Farmers Entertainment Competition was held at the Theatre-by-The-Lake, Keswick with Brampton, Crook, Drigg, Sedbergh, Raughton Head and Kent Estuary YFCs taking part.

Judges Tracy Swan and Carol Donockley said that they had enjoyed all the performances and everyone should be proud of the standard they had achieved.

Raughton Head YFC were presented with the winning trophy for their Entertainment set in an airport and entitled “Prepare to take off.” The passengers were conducted to their seats by a dancing troupe of air hostesses and we were then entertained by the antics of the baggage handlers, airport security and wing walkers. The judges commended Rachael Beatty for her solo performance of “Leaving on a jet plane” and George Mitchinson for his comedy performance as a security guard.

Crook YFC were placed second with “Zoo” where roles were reversed and the monkeys were observing the antics of the humans . Tom Redmayne was awarded the best actor trophy and was particularly commended for his professionalism in keeping in character throughout the play.
In 3rd place Kent Estuary YFC transported us to Wigglesworth Working Men’s Club Annual Talent Show with hosts Trevor the bingo caller and Bob the bin man . The packed audience especially enjoyed the male synchronised swimming team and Wigglesworth Girl guides.

The best actress award was given to Emily Jenkinson for her portrayal of a hard of hearing W.I. member in Drigg’s hilarious portrayal of a W.I. meeting entitled “The Wild Indians” . The judges also praised Makayla Brash for her beautiful singing.

Raughton Head, Crook and Kent Estuary now go through to the Northern Area YFC Entertainment Final at Longridge High School, Longridge, Preston on 1st and 2nd March.