Farmfest proves a big hit

Farmfest Musical Festival  Grange Farm, Doctor Hill Wheatley.Jake O'Neill, George Holding, Danny Smith and James Brook in Beyond The Line.
Farmfest Musical Festival Grange Farm, Doctor Hill Wheatley.Jake O'Neill, George Holding, Danny Smith and James Brook in Beyond The Line.

The second Farmfest music festival struck the right chord with hundreds of revellers.

The event, held at Grange Farm in Wheatley, attracted more than 400 visitors and raised £2,600 for the NSPCC and Overgate Hospice.

Music lovers were entertained throughout the day in brilliant sunshine by an array of 17 young local musical talent from towns across West Yorkshire, including 11 from Halifax.

There were also craft stalls, face painting, Malay curries, a barbecue, chocolate fountain and ice creams.

Helen Verity, NSPCC community fundraiser, said: “Farmfest was brilliant and it was great to see so many people and families come to support the day and the bands.

“I would like to thank everyone who was involved in making this event such a success, especially all the people involved in the bands and acts; it just shows what a great musical talent pool we have in the region.

“So many people donated their time and skills, as well as the performers and my thanks go to all of them,”

Laura Golding, fundraising and retail manager from Overgate Hospice, said: “Overgate is so grateful that Farmfest has raised so much for Calderdale’s only hospice.

“Without the support of fundraising events like this, we wouldn’t be able to care for hundreds of patients and their families.”