£20,000 raised for flood relief
8:34pm Tuesday 18th March 2014 in News
AN AMAZING £20,000 was raised by Glamorgan Young Farmers Club and Glamorgan National Farmers Union to help farmers affected by flooding in Somerset.
A sold out event was held at Barry Memorial Hall with live entertainment being performed to 400 people.
In addition to singing, dancing, comedy sketches and a performance by the Glamorgan YFC Choir, there was a knife and fork supper provided by "A Taste of Class".
There was also a raffle and an auction with prizes provided by local business.
Sponsorship for the theatre hire was very kindly provided by Bridgend NFU Ladies as well has private donations from organisations such as the Vale of Glamorgan show, Glamorgan Farmers Club, Glamorgan NMR Herd Competition and Glamorgan Iron horse Vintage Society. Whilst, Glamorgan NFU contributed £4,000 to partly cover food costs and as a donation to the cause.
A spokeswoman for the event said: "The night was a great success and an excellent opportunity for farmers, young farmers and the wider community to get together.
"It also proved the good that can be done when organisations work together as a team.
"The generosity people showed on the evening was incredible and a good demonstration of farmers and their supporting industries standing together.
"The grand total raised was a whopping £20,000 which will be donated to a special fund set up under the umbrella of the Addington Trust for a recovery fund for farmers."