LeyFest debut will be packed with fun
New fundraising festival for school
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.