Yarcombe young farmers support neonatal unit

PUBLISHED: 07:00 28 October 2017 | UPDATED: 08:58 01 November 2017

(From L to R) Sue Prosser, Senior Nurse for NNU; Annie Rossen, NNU Sister; Liz Walters, NNU Assistant; and Sarah Broom, Yarcombe and District YFC Secretary. Picture: Contributed

(From L to R) Sue Prosser, Senior Nurse for NNU; Annie Rossen, NNU Sister; Liz Walters, NNU Assistant; and Sarah Broom, Yarcombe and District YFC Secretary. Picture: Contributed

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The club selected Neonatal Unit at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital as one of their chosen charities for the year.

The Yarcombe and District Young Farmers Club (YFC) has donated £1,000 to the Neonatal Unit at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital to help support their work caring for poorly babies and their families.

The club selected the unit as one of their chosen charities for the year because of the specialist support it provides for people from their local community.

Members also chose to support the Neonatal Unit at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton and children’s charity Over the Wall - raising £3,000 in total for their three charities, to be divided equally between them.

Throughout the year the group organised a series of charity events to raise funds for the charities, including a disco and a Wine and Wisdom evening in Yarcombe, carol singing, turkey plucking, and Christmas Yule logs and handmade Christmas Cards selling.

In the New Year, members continued their campaign with a whist drive, a theatre performance, a foam party and a 22 mile charity bike ride. Sarah Broom, Yarcombe and District YFC Secretary, said: “Members chose Exeter Neonatal Unit as one of our chosen charities this year because it is such a worthwhile cause supporting babies and parents in our local area.

“We have had a jam packed year and are over the moon to be able to present you with a cheque for £1,000 which we hope will help the charity a great deal.””

Sarah recently visited the Neonatal Unit in Exeter to hand over their fundraising cheque on behalf of Yarcombe and District YFC to Senior Nurse Sue Prosser.

Sue also gave Sarah a tour of the unit and explained how their generous donation would be used to help benefit babies and their families.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to all the members of Yarcombe and District Young Farmers Club,” said Sue. “And to everyone who has supported them this year. Their very kind donation will help us to continue to make improvements to our unit and enable us to provide some extra comforts for families during their stay with us.”

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