The chairman of Montgomery Young Farmers Club (YFC) has published an open letter to members during lockdown.

Huw Jones has kept in touch with young farmers throughout the lockdown and highlighted the work still being carried out.

He said: "Working in agriculture can be extremely isolating and the YFC plays a huge part in combatting rural isolation and promoting positive mental health.

"Some of our members rely on their weekly club meetings as their social activity and one of our main priorities for the duration of the lockdown and beyond is keeping our members engaged and busy with YFC-related activities.

"At this time of year, YFC members across Montgomeryshire would usually be busy preparing for the County Rally which is held annually on the May Bank Holiday weekend, but Covid-19 has meant that club and County activities have been postponed for the foreseeable.

"It is a huge shame for our members, we look forward to so many events over the summer, with the Rally, County Sports and competing at the Royal Welsh Show naming just a few.

"We want to keep people’s spirits up during this difficult period, so we’ve introduced a Virtual Rally on social media for members busy.

"Activities so far have included cookery and literature, with members creating poems to thank our key workers. This week, we are looking forward to seeing the members sing, dance or mime to their favourite song.

"These activities have been great."