Staffordshire County Federation of Young Farmers Clubs (SCFYFC) took to the stage at Abbotsholme School Theatre, just outside of Rocester, on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November with their very own production, entitled “Pantomime Pandemonium!” There were past and present members of the federation involved in the production, making up a cast of over 50 altogether! One of the Federation’s County Vice President’s, Helen Phillips wrote and directed the pantomime which included a “mash-up” of characters include “Baby Bear”, Robin Hood, Snow White and a number of “Dames” including the classic “Widow Twanky” who were all trying to escape the evil clutches of the “Dentist” and his “Dental Nurses!” Helen’s encouragement and guidance for the members, many of whom had never been on stage before, was invaluable. All the cast have loved performing on stage giving them all a confidence boost and with an age range of 11 years to 60 years plus, it has bonded the generations of young farmers from across the ten clubs in the County.
Polly Baines, County Chairman said “We enjoyed two fabulous performances that bought members past and present from across the county together. We all had so much fun in the rehearsal nights every Sunday since August as well. I really loved seeing our members showcase themselves and try something a little different again to the usual YFC activities. It’s definitely built our younger members confidence and teamwork skills!”
The federation are very grateful to Abbotsholme School who very kindly supported the event with the generous loan of their theatre and all equipment to create a great show. Both performances sold out each night with a full audience of members and parents, generating a surplus to help the federation’s fundraising for the year. As a registered charity, Staffordshire YFC is reliant on fundraising events like this to generate an income to continue to provide the current level of service and support to its members and clubs throughout the year.
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