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Harper Adams sponsoring 25th anniversary Wales YFC Young People's Village

Posted 17 April 2015

The University has built a strong relationship with Wales YFC and is proud to be associated with their work. The fact that this is their 25th anniversary year shows what an important service Wales YFC provides for young people."

Harper Adams University will be sponsoring the 25th Wales YFC Young People’s Village in July.

The Young People’s Village, which runs alongside the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, is an entertainment arena and camping village provided by the Wales Federation YFC for young people. This will be the fourth year that Harper Adams has sponsored the event.  

“We are delighted to be able to support the Young People’s Village, which is enjoyed by so many of our future, current and past students every year. The University has built a strong relationship with Wales YFC and is proud to be associated with their work. The fact that this is their 25th anniversary year shows what an important service Wales YFC provides for young people,” said Lorraine Westwood, Director of Marketing and Communications at Harper Adams.

“Last year we opened our new pavilion on the Royal Welsh Showground, and this year we will be open throughout the show to welcome the Young People’s Village participants.

“The university itself is just across the England/Wales border in Shropshire and the Welsh are well represented among our student population, with their own society, Harper Cymru. The Harper Adams University Pavilion in Builth Wells hosts education events for Welsh schools and professional development courses throughout the year, as well as hosting our team during the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society shows and fairs.”

Wales YFC’s Events Chairman, Helen Joseph, said: “Wales YFC are very grateful for the support Harper Adams has given us once again for this year's Young People's Village. Celebrating its 25th year, the Young People's Village strives to be the best camping and entertainment complex for young people during the week of the Royal Welsh Show. Without the support from Harper Adams University we wouldn't be able to continue developing and improving the YPV year after year.”

Just a mile from the showground, the Young People’s Village provides 300 caravan plots and unlimited tent pitches, with an estimated 3,500 people staying on the site each night.

Entertainment is provided on four evenings, with 5,000 young people enjoying a specially-built entertainment arena that attracts big names from the music world.

Acts at the 2014 event included radio DJs Sara Cox, Greg James and Scott Mills. A 90s throwback night featured 5ive and Blazin’ Squad. Also performing were Gareth Gates and a Lady Gaga tribute act. And a “YPV Introducing” stage featured local talent, giving them the opportunity to win a place to perform on the main stage. 

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