Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 14°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Essex: Young farmers’ charity single ‘Put That Hoedown’ is out today

06:00 05 May 2014

The CD cover for Essex Young Farmers

The CD cover for Essex Young Farmers' charity single, 'Put that hoedown'

Archant

April is always an incredibly hectic month in Young Farmers, with the countdown to our annual convention in Blackpool and our Country Show, but this April was the busiest I’ve ever known it!

I hope most of you have heard about the release of our charity single, “Put That Hoedown”, which is officially released today, May 5. It has been available to pre-order on iTunes and a CD version will follow shortly on Amazon.

Our music video on Youtube has already received, at the time of writing, 55,000 hits which is incredible, but we now need people to convert those views into sales of the single, to raise money for our two charities − Young Minds UK and The Farming Community Network.

If everyone reading this story bought a copy, we would be well on our way to achieving our ambition of getting into the UK Top 40 by Sunday, May 11 It is only 79p on iTunes, so please help us and our charities by ordering a copy!

We have had supportive comments and messages from around the world about the video, and lots of past members of the federation have expressed how it brought back memories from their time in Young Farmers. If you are unfamiliar with the federation, take a look at our Youtube channel to get a basic idea of what we get up to.

On Friday, May 9, around 5,000 Young Farmers from around the country will descend on Blackpool for our annual convention. This is a weekend of fun, laughter, partying and meeting new friends from other counties. We hope this year we will be able to spread the word about our song to boost our fundraising efforts.

As soon as we arrive back from Blackpool on the Monday we will be heading to our showground near Chelmsford to start preparing for the Essex Country Show on Sunday, May 18. This year we hope to have more people through the gate than ever before. Our show is a fun, family day out and if you haven’t been before, why not come along this year to see what you have been missing? Tickets can be bought in advance on our website at www.essexyoungfarmers.com or you can buy them on the gate, which opens at 9.30am.

If you would like more information on Essex Young Farmers and are considering joining, please give us a call on 01245 360442 or drop us an email to office@essexyfc.co.uk .

Remember you don’t have to be a farmer to be a Young Farmer; you just have to be aged 16 to 26 and keen to get involved and to meet new people!

Jess Roche

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Beatrix Potter fun day and celebrations at Long Melford Hall. Pictured is Maisey Doyle.

Birthday celebrations including a picnic, party games and a special trail have been held at a Suffolk hall in honour of the famous children’s author Beatrix Potter.

A computer-generated image of how the Sizewell complex will look after construction of Sizewell C.

Britain is set to get its first new nuclear power station in generations as EDF’s directors approve investment in Hinkley Point.

Chris Sturman with his family

A man who died off the Essex coast on Sunday has been described as “caring” and “much-loved”.

Martin Myerscough's Frugalpac cup

A Suffolk entrepreneur could soon be supplying his eco-friendly invention to the world’s largest coffee chain, after grabbing industry attention for his answer to an environmental problem.

Alexander Baxter, owner of gentleman’s accessory firm Baxter & Baxter

A 22-year-old fashion designer who left his day job to build a brand from the ground up has seen his accessories paraded on the red carpet.

Francis Bacon and Richard Chopping in a cafe

Their hell-raising antics in a small riverside town in north-east Essex became the stuff of local legend.

Young Ipswich Town fan Noah Day having his picture taken with manager Mick McCarthy.

Thousands of Ipswich Town fans gathered at Portman Road for the club’s annual open day today.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24