IT was a day to remember for the Southern District of Cumbria YFC at the second day of the Westmorland County Show!

The Princess Royal and Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex made a special appearance on the Cumbria YFC stand and met with Southern District Chair, Jess Rogerson, Southern District Vice Chair, Emily Armer, Southern District President, Alan Barker, Ex Southern District Chair, William Longmire and County Chair, Neil Curr.

“It was great for the YFC movement to be recognised in this way and a privilege for those members who met The Princess Royal and Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex. They were very interested in how Cumbria YFC had weathered the pandemic and were keen to hear our plans for the year ahead” commented Jess.

Meanwhile, Southern District! Chair, Jess Rogerson and Vice Chair, Emily Armer attended the Cumbria Farm Business Awards on Wednesday evening on the Westmorland Show Field and accepted the Community Champion Award 2021 from John Cooke, Director of the awards sponsor Thompson Hayton Winkley.

The accolade was awarded to the Southern District for their tireless work supporting their local communities throughout the last year and recognised “those who have gone above and beyond within their community to help, adapt and make a positive difference in life to those around them during the pandemic.”

It was a united effort across all 10 clubs in Cumbria’s Southern District when it came to offering their communities support during the pandemic. Working together they provided much needed support to local surgeries and Covid-19 vaccination centres in Kendal and Grange over Sands.