LeyFest de­but will be packed with fun

New fundrais­ing fes­ti­val for school

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

THE fi­nal prepa­ra­tions are un­der­way for a school’s first fes­ti­val that will raise funds for char­ity.

Ley Hill Shool’s PTA has been busy plan­ning the inau­gu­ral LeyFest, which will take place on the school’s play­ing fields on Sun­day (July 26) from noon to 8pm.

LeyFest’15 is a fam­ily mu­sic fes­ti­val packed with lo­cal tal­ent, fun events and ac­tiv­i­ties, mu­sic and re­fresh­ments hosted by Rain­bow Big­bot­tom.

The fes­ti­val will raise funds for the school, in Bot­ley Road, Ley Hill, as well as Che­sham Toy Bank, a char­ity set-up last year by Claire Rooney to en­sure all lo­cal chil­dren are able to have a toy at Christ­mas, no mat­ter how dis­ad­van­taged their cir­cum­stances.

One of the fes­ti­val’s or­gan­is­ers Eleanor Garth said: “This year the elves want to do even bet­ter, reach­ing more chil­dren, en­cour­ag­ing those who need us to use us and pro­vid­ing more brand­new toys. This all needs money and the idea for LeyFest grew out of this de­sire to ex­pand and de­velop and from think­ing about rais­ing money lo­cally while hav­ing a flip­ping good time do­ing so.”

As well as a host of lo­cal tal­ent al­ready lined up to play at the fes­ti­val, in­clud­ing Tin­lin, Shindig, Har­mony’s School of Dance, Hollie Thubron, The Num­bers, The Fire Gals, Replica Rock­a­holics and Lama Canyon, fea­tur­ing Ley Hill School’s own head­teacher Nigel Hoff on bass guitar, there will be science ex­per­i­ments and sto­ries, a soft play area, cir­cus skills work­shop, Che­sham Mu­seum dress-up ses­sion, go kart­ing, pet­ting zoo, pony rides, bouncy castle, karaoke tent, sports, yoga, Zumba, soft­play, hair braid­ing, henna tat­toos and more.

The Jolly Sports­man, in Eskdale Av­enue, Che­sham, is pro­vid­ing a li­censed Jolly Tent, there will be cock­tails from Cock­tail maker and visi­tors will be able sam­ple a range of food, in­clud­ing a hog roast, lamb spit, veg­e­tar­ian Turk­ish street food, bar­be­cue as well as Timo’s pota­toes as seen in Che­sham’s high street as well as pop­corn, candyfloss and milk­shakes.

Mrs Garth added: “This event is de­signed to be char­ity-driven, not prof­it­driven with lo­cal peo­ple and busi­nesses com­ing to­gether to raise money for an amaz­ing lo­cal char­ity as well as the school.”

Tick­ets cost £15 or £5 for un­der 13s.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to book visit www. leyfest.com.

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