AHEAD of their date with destiny at the National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs National Drama Finals at the weekend, Builth Wells YFC were presented with an award of a different kind.

Towards the end of the Builth mayor’s term of office, they have the opportunity to formally recognise organisations and individuals who have provided outstanding service to the local community.

Councillor Mark Hammond attended the final rehearsal of Builth YFC’s production of ‘The 39 Steps’, before they represented Wales at the national finals, in Leamington Spa.

“When it came to thinking about the awarding of the Mayor’s Certificates of Appreciation, the Builth Wells Young Farmers Club came immediately to mind,” said Cllr Hammond.


“The time and dedication this group of young people have given to making our community a better place to live, let alone the sheer talent they have displayed, made my decision easy.

“Their success in making the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs Drama finals was just icing on the cake. The community should be rightly proud of them all.”

Builth finished runners-up at the national finals, out of eight teams, with Buxton YFC crowned champions.

Cllr Hammond is pictured presenting the award to club members, as well as a cheque for £500.