WHITCHURCH Young Farmers Club (YFC) joined others across the British Isles to take part in the Five Nations Ploughing Challenge recently.

The club members competed as part of the English team against competitors from Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic in Market Drayton on Saturday, March 25.

Money which was raised on the day will go to charity.

Club secretary, Isabel Stone, thanked the organisers of the event.

She said: "It was very good, it was a charity event.


"We had lots of people there and managed to get through the wet and cold.

"There were about 140 tractors there.

"Sarah Maginess and Stuart Vickers did a great job in organising it.

"There were barbecues and drinks and we all made the most of the wet weather."

In addition to the ploughing competition involving the five nations, there were other competitions in which Whitchurch YFC took part in.

Isabel explained: "There was a young farmers' class and a classic tractors' event."

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Whitchurch YFC plans to share the money between the Lingen Davies Cancer Appeal and Hope House Children's Hospice because both charities are in Shropshire.

The club is still counting the total amount of that was raised but said it was looking promising.

Isabel explained: "We have got a final number but I think it was around £4,000.

"It was a lot of fun with money being raised for a good cause."

Whitchurch YFC will be looking to raise more money for Hope House and Lingen Davies when it holds a tractor run on Saturday, April 8.