The Future Farmers of Yorkshire and Yorkshire Agricultural Society came together to throw an evening of celebration, the first annual Harvest Dinner Dance, on Saturday 18 November at Pavilions of Harrogate.
Over 300 people gathered from across the farming community and its allied industries to enjoy the sparkling occasion and raise funds for RABI and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The event was sponsored by agricultural machinery manufacturer Krone UK and rural insurance specialists McClarrons.
Guests were treated to a glass of fizz on arrival before sitting down to a delicious three-course meal, followed by a charity auction and raffle expertly directed by auctioneers Will Amos and James Kilner from York Auction Centre. The night closed with a fantastic disco finale.
Nick Grayson, South Yorkshire tenant farmer and Chair of Future Farmers of Yorkshire, said, “It’s been a truly special night in great company, just the sort of fun evening I think we all craved at the end of a frustrating harvest and drilling season. I would like to say thank you on behalf of the Future Farmers Management Board to everyone who made the evening such a wonderful occasion … and for the amazing generosity shown on the night to raise a brilliant total in support of two incredibly important charities.”
The evening raised a total of £7,000 to be shared equally between the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and RABI.