The biggest Country and Western Festival in Europe - organised annually by Northam Farm - took place at the beginning of October - down at Brean. The Friends – supported by Northam Farm - were the nominated charity to benefit from the Event and we were in attendance for the entire nine days.
David Scott from Northam Farm with Ceri Joyce and Patrice Chandler
It is an occasion which has to be seen to be believed. There were Cowboys, Indians, Mexicans and every other persuasion of Western life. The costumes were amazing and the thousands of people who moved into Brean for the experience really threw themselves into the whole Event.
The ladies looked particularly stunning and sometimes had several costume changes per day – all managed within the confines of a caravan!!!! The Entertainment – which was free and open to all – carried on throughout the day and ranged from Line Dancing in the mornings to Live Acts with top class Country and Western musicians going on well into the night. If you can – go and see this spectacular for yourself next year – it is phenomenal and on your doorstep!!
The Friends were in attendance in the Foyer of The Seagull each day from 10am to 10pm with stalls selling Cards, Wooden Bird Boxes and Themed Doorstops! We were also permitted to visit all the Venues with our Collection Buckets and were astounded at the generosity of all who attended.
We raised a staggering £4428 in just 9 days and of course all the proceeds will go to our Hospital.
We cannot thank Northam Farm enough for their benevolence and support. We sincerely hope that other venues will offer similar support to us in 2019.