A SMALL young farmers' club from North Yorkshire received over 1,000 views for a video it put together within a matter of hours of it going live on the Internet.

The members of Snainton Young Farmers' Club had been thinking about doing the 'toilet roll challenge' that has been very popular on social media; a craze started by celebrities at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, with participants passing a toilet roll between each other and videoing keeping it in the air.

Chairman Aaron Todd explains: "We wanted to do something to keep morale up among members as - like all young farmers' clubs - our meetings have had to be cancelled. The toilet roll challenge seemed the obvious idea but then one of our members suggested something a bit different ...

"The idea is to promote the best of British food and farming; so the video captures me trying to make a traditional Sunday roast and not having any of the ingredients. I put an SOS call out and the members appear in the film throwing me different items like potatoes, beef, carrots and even milk, eggs and flour for Yorkshire Puddings.

"I was really capped with the video and couldn't believe it when within only hours of it appearing on Facebook it received over 1,000 views. Something that has come out of this awful time is that the public seems more interested in where their food comes from and I'm really proud that we've done our bit to help promote British farming."

The video can be found on Snainton & District Young Farmers' Club's Facebook page.