ONE of the day's entertainments in the main ring was provided by supporters of the Rob Stephenson Trust.

Members of Snainton, Amotherby, Rillington and Kirkbymoorside Young Farmers Clubs (YFC) competed in a series of games from welly-waning to bale tossing.

Robert Stephenson, of Pickering, was just 21 when he was hit by a car and died during a night out in York in March last year.

The Newcastle University student was a keen sportsman and played rugby for the Malton and Norton Rugby Club and cricket with Thornton-le-Dale.

Following his death, Rob’s parents Patrick and Nicki and elder brother Sam set up the Rob Stephenson Trust to raise funds to help young people participate in sport and have so far raised more than £80,000.

Nicki said: "Members of the YFC have been a fantastic support and have raised so much money for the trust.

"Our aim to day was to thank the community for their support and have a bit of fun. Many of the YFC members are about Rob's age and we also want to encourage young people to get into agriculture.

"Rob was studying agriculture and all of the young people her today know each other so it is important to us to also give them some support."

The trust has continued to make donations around the world, including South Africa and Brazil, as well as closer to home

Future events include a wacky golf day at Malton and Norton Golf Club and Stevo Stumble.

"We have now raised more than £80,000 and the support we continue to receive is amazing," Nicki said.

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