Farmer community raises £7,000 for charities at first harvest dinner dance

Harvest Dinner Dance disco at Pavilions of Harrogate.

Some 300 members of Yorkshire’s farming community enjoyed an evening of celebration at the first harvest dinner dance held by the Future Farmers of Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, raising £7,000 to be shared between two invaluable charities.

The event was held at Pavilions of Harrogate on the Great Yorkshire Showground was sponsored by agricultural machinery manufacturer Krone UK, and rural insurance specialists McClarrons.

Guests were welcomed with a glass of fizz before enjoying a delicious three-course meal served by Kings Catering, featuring quality locally sourced British ingredients.

Following dinner and before the evening’s disco finale, a charity auction and raffle was expertly directed by auctioneers Will Amos and James Kilner from York Auction Centre in aid of two charities close to the organisers’ hearts, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and RABI (Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution).

Yorkshire Air Ambulance is a lifeline emergency service for the rural community due to the often-remote nature of farm work.

RABI provides invaluable professional support to the farming community across England and Wales. More than 20 members of the Future Farmers of Yorkshire network have received Mental Health training delivered by RABI over the last 12 months.

The next farming-focused Mental Health training day is at Selby Auction Mart on Monday 4th December, see www.yas.co.uk for details.

Future Farmers of Yorkshire is a network supported by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, which brings together like-minded farmers, vets and industry supporters to further their personal and professional development.

The network is run by a voluntary management board of its members for the benefit of farmers and industry professionals across the county and beyond.

Future Farmers of Yorkshire offers a varied rolling programme of events, training and bursaries opportunities throughout the year with the support of sponsors.

For more details about Future Farmers, and to join the network for free and without obligation, visit www.yas.co.uk/futurefarmers