Whitchurch YFC host Shropshire young farmers in daring Alderford swim


Barrie White

Whitchurch Young Farmers Club have helped its Shropshire equivalent complete a first of 12 charity challenges.

The club hosted newly-elected chairman Clarrie Hocknell on Sunday, November 26 at Aldeford Lake where brave young farmers took to the water for a sponsored swim in aid of The Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and Shropshire Riding for the Disabled.

One member, Jim Griffiths, took this to another extreme by completing the challenge without a wetsuit.

They managed to raise £500 through sponsorship, a tombola and guess the name of the bull.

Whitchurch spokeswoman Flossie Littlefair said: “Clarrie would like to thank everyone who kindly helped make the event a success.

“She would like to say a special thanks to all the staff at Alderford Lake and Rob Bebbington the owner for his support and generosity.”

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