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Local Farmers Heading South To Help Out Storm Affected Areas


1:24pm 15th February 2014

Broughbridge Young Farmers along with other York based farmers have joined forces and are taking four tractors full of straw, hay and other farming essentials down to Somerset.

This is due to how badly parts of Somerset have suffered from the severe weather conditions over the past few weeks which has left many communities submerged in floodwater.

Local farmer Myles Yates said: "On behalf of the Broughbridge Young Farmers all the local farmers in the area have come together and chipped in to make this happen.

"Some farmers have provided the tractors, a trailer company has provided us with trailers and Askham Bryan College is just one of the many helping with petrol money funding for the journey.   

"We are aiming to set of tonight at 9pm and drive through the night so hopefully it will only take 10 hours, so we should arrive at the Sedgemoor Cattle Market in Bridgwater for 8am in the morning."

The group have everything ready for their trip but are in need of a banner to be produced to be put on the trailers as they travel to Somerset with their supplies.

Mr Yates said: "If anyone could make us a banner, I know we are pushing it late to have one made but if anyone in the York area is willing to make us one in a couple of hours it would be absolutely perfect."  

If anyone wants to get involved or provide a banner for the group please contact Myles Yates on 07713 176699.

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