AS the third generation in his family to join a Young Farmers’ Club, the chairman of Bellingham YFC has shared some of his highlights during his time in office.

Nineteen-year-old David Robson, of Townshields, near Haydon Bridge, took over the reigns last year, and has since helped steered the club to success.

“When the role of chairman came around, no one would put themself forward, and so I was asked and agreed to take it on,” said David.

By becoming chairman, David has followed in the footsteps of his father Neil, who was once chairman of Haltwhistle YFC, whilst his grandfather was a member of Shaftoe club.

“It is a responsibility running the club, but I’m not alone, I have help from my secretary Harriet Robinson, and all the members chip in when they can.”

“We’ve had a great year, we’ve gone from being one of the smallest clubs to now having near odd forty members.”

Just some of Bellingham YFC’s accomplishments this year have included being awarded first place in the junior sports category at the annual Young Farmers Rally, and raising hundreds of pounds for local charities.

“At our annual general meeting we gave donations of £100 each to Stay Strong Stu, My Name’5 Doddie and the Freeman Heart and Lung Transplant Association. We also raised £1,000 through our bingo night club fund-raiser, which is necessary to keep the club going.

“If I were to continue as chairman in the future, I’d focus on helping to raise money for charity, and do more activates with other local clubs next year because it’s always great when the we come together.”