National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

28 January 2014

Young Farmers in Essex are aiming to top the charts during the Annual General Meeting in Blackpool in May.

The members of Essex Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs have set themselves the challenge of writing an original hit, recording and releasing it in the build up to NFYFC’s Annual Convention to raise money for YoungMinds and The Farming Community Network.

Traditionally called WotNots, every year young farmers from across England and Wales choose fun ways to raise money for charity while travelling to the Annual Convention. Essex FYFC plan to do a promotional tour of their single on the journey up to the popular Lancashire seaside resort.

Using local contacts from Audio Network, a global music group who provide over 60,000 music tracks for use by major television, film and multimedia corporations, the wannabe chart toppers have already secured the support of a professional lyricist and a video crew.

While the song title is still to be decided, Essex FYFC’s Chairman Sam Iddison confirmed the song will celebrate life as a Young Farmer.

“We wanted to do something a bit different, we’ve completed cycle rides and other similar WotNots before, so we came up with this! As the Annual Convention is a weekend of people enjoying music with Radio 1 DJs, this seemed like the right challenge for us to attempt and we’re all very excited by it.

“We’re hoping to perform it at Annual Convention too – especially if we make it into the Top 40.”

NFYFC’s Annual Convention is at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool from 9-12 May 2014. It includes an Agricultural Forum, national competition finals for the Choir, Disco Dancing, Entertainments and Senior Member of the Year. The full line up for the event will be released after the Council meeting in February.

Tickets for Annual Convention are on sale now through county booking officers and prices can be found online by clicking here.

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