Diss Young Farmers raise £9,000 to help disease charity
Diss Young Farmers’ Club (YFC) has raised more than £9,000 for a charity which helps people affected by rare diseases.
During the last 12 months, the club’s fundraising efforts have been supporting the MPS Society, which works with people with mucopolysaccharide MPS diseases.
Diss YFC press officer Edward Saunders said: “The rare diseases are progressive and life limiting, and with an ex-chairman’s family currently in receipt of support from the organisation, it was an obvious choice for the club to endorse the charity.”
The club presented Bob Stevens, chief executive of the MPS society, with a cheque for £9083.20 – a sum raised through charitable activities including a jumble sale, Christmas carol singing and, at the club’s 75th anniversary ball in June, an auction and game of Heads or Tails.
The event at the Norfolk Showground attracted 660 past and present club members, and helped raise the profile of the work of the MPS Society.