HOME FARM FEST 2017: Free souvenir newspaper for festival-goers

HOME FARM FEST 2017: Free souvenir newspaper for festival-goers

A NEW newspaper will be available to visitors at this weekend’s charity Home Farm Fest near Yeovil – courtesy of the Yeovil Press team.

The Home Farm Fest Press will be a free 12-page souvenir newspaper packed with info and photos about the festival which raises money for the Piers Simon Appeal and its School in a Bag initiative.

It will be available at various food areas and drinks tents across the festival site at Home Farm in Chilthorne Domer over the weekend from Friday (June 9, 2017) evening through to Sunday (June 11, 2017) evening.

The newspaper is FREE for festival-goers to pick up (while stocks last) and take home as a souvenir of the 12th annual music festival which was first held in 2006.

The Piers Simon Appeal was formed following the death of former Preston School and Yeovil College student Piers Simon, aged 33, in the Boxing Day Asian Tsunami of 2004.

The School in a Bag initiative provides – what it says on the tin – a schoolbag packed full of everyday school equipment and eating utensils to thousands of children around the globe in poverty-stricken and disaster-affected countries.

Home Farm Fest Press has been created by Steve Sowden, of the Yeovil Press news and leisure website, who was in the same year group as Piers Simon at Preston School from 1982-87.

Steve said: “I’m delighted to have produced the festival’s first-ever newspaper and I’d like to thank all the advertisers who made this possible - The Brewers Arms, CETSAT, Radio Cabs, Funtasia Entertainment Ltd, Yeovil Aerial Services, Chudley International, Trade Solutions, Ham Hill Cider, Wincanton Print, Mayor of Yeovil, M.Y.C.G, The Yeovil Show, Wessex Truck Show, GSL Events, The Knoll Care Home, and JRH Media.

“Also special thanks to Wincanton Print and James Healey of JRH Media for their help and support in putting the newspaper together.”

And Steve added: “Here’s looking forward to Home Farm Fest Press 2018!”