Thursday 26 November 2015

Visit to a model farm

This evening we went to the house of Launceston YFC member, Jack Pannell, to look at his model farm. Jack has been collecting farm models in 1:32 scale since he was a child, and over the years he has built up his collection and made a detailed farm. The attention to detail was incredible, a lot of the buildings and scenery had been hand made, and real life objects had been measured to make sure it was in scale! Everyone was amazed at the display and how long it must have taken, Jack even takes it to shows to display and enter competitions.

Friday 20 November 2015

Ice Skating

Launceston YFC's club meeting was held on a Friday this week to make use of the ice rink that was in Launceston town square over the weekend. Despite being called an ice rink, there was no ice there, instead a slippery plastic top which had a similar affect. Everyone had a great time despite the poor weather, and retired to the White Hart afterwards. Some other members attended Camelford YFC's Wine and Wisdom, and gained a respectable 6th place from about 22 teams, well done to them.

Wednesday 18 November 2015

Cornwall debating final

A huge congratulations to our debating team who came 3rd at the county final last night - a special mention must be made to Hannah Gribble who was awarded the cup for best speaker and will now join the county team going forward to represent Cornwall at swa!

James Broad, Kelly Cornelius, Amy Trehane, Kate Jenkin and Hannah Gribble.
Thanks to Dan Rowe for the photo:

Saturday 14 November 2015

Hatherleigh carnival

11 members of Launceston YFC braved the gale force winds to go to Hatherleigh carnival. Luckily the rain did hold off for the precession, and there was a good crowd. There is always a lot of competition from other clubs at Hatherleigh, so we did well to come away with highly commended. This was to be the last carnival this year, the decision was made not to enter Holsworthy.

Thursday 12 November 2015

New members evening

48 people attended the new members evening this year, with 13 of which being new members! A very well attended evening. We started the evening by sitting in a big circle and we had to introduce the person sitting to our left, including saying what their favourite sandwiches were! We continued the evening by playing some other games such as finding things in a bag in the quickest time, and ordering ourselves in lines while standing on chairs! It was nice to see so many people and hopefully the new members will continue to come to club.

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Indoor sports round

On Wednesday 11th November, a group of us went down to Bodmin College for the first round of indoor sports. Launceston competed against six other clubs in east Cornwall, with the top two clubs going through to the final. There were two other rounds further down Cornwall. Games included beer can shy, dribbling the basket ball, and skipping amongst others, Unfortunately, we only managed fourth place so we did not get into the final, however we all had a good night.

Sunday 8 November 2015

Rememberance Sunday

Members of Launceston YFC gathered to join the annual remembrance parade in Launceston. Despite the poor weather, several attended to pay their respects.

Saturday 7 November 2015

Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge

Members of Launceston YFC joined about 200 other supporters in Coads Green to cheer on the Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge. A guard of honour was formed for the rickshaw riders, ex-NFYFC President Matt Baker and all the support crew and riders. All the riders and support crew loved it- many hanging out of the window to take photos.

Keep a look out for us on Monday night's episode of the One Show, 7pm on BBC1!

Thursday 5 November 2015

Charity fireworks night with Callington YFC

To mark bonfire night this year, we went to a display that Callington YFC were holding near Amy Tree. Homemade soup and sausage rolls were on offer along with hot drinks to keep ourselves warm! Just under £315 was raised to go to Callington YFC's charity for the year.