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Young farmers look fancy on charity fundraiser
3:00pm Monday 16th September 2013 in News
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PEOPLE may have spotted Wolverine, a cow girl, a pirate and even a Christmas Elf wandering the streets of Bicester.
The characters were among 15 Bicester Young Farmers who donned fancy dress for a sponsored walk.
The group started at Bicester Leisure Centre, in Queens Avenue, and walked 5km around the town, taking in Garth Park and Market Square along the way.
Cash raised from the walk will go to the Andrew Hedges Trust, which was set up about 10 years ago in memory of a club member who was killed in a car crash.
The fund supports Bicester Young Farmers’ members in personal development and in learning new skills.
Chairwoman Jade Bowerman, who dressed as Wally of Where’s Wally? fame, said: “I think the fancy dress walk gives us a good way to have some light-hearted fun and, at the same time, raise funds for a very good cause that helps our club when we need it.
“We are doing this walk in memory of Andrew, and to show our continued appreciation for what this brilliant trust gives us.”
Cara Waller said: “The great thing about Young Farmers is that everyone is welcome and you don’t have to be a farmer to join.”
- This week is Oxfordshire Young Farmers’ new members week. The Bicester group will host a barbecue at Kiln Farm, Blackthorn, near Bicester, on Wednesday, from 7.30pm. Email email@example.com for more details – or just turn up.
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