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HOiFest Set To Return

Thursday March 21 2013

Last year's HOiFest was a success Last year's HOiFest was a success

PLANS are being drawn up to bring HOiFest back to Hoyland Common after the community festival had a successful debut last year.

Amanda Wroe, one of the event's organisers, said they're looking to have a focus on sport and music at this year's festival.

She has been in talks about holding the the event at the Rockingham Centre, off Sheffield Road, which has a football pitch, cricket pitch and running track.

Last year's rain-soaked festival raised money for the British Lung Foundation and Mountain Rescue England and Wales.

Amanda decided to hold the festival after losing husband of 19 years, Steven Wroe, 35, in 2002 and her father Barrie Hague, in 2011.

Her sister, and fellow organiser Victoria Scott-Hague, said: "We really want to come back and make it a lot bigger and better. We want to encourage young people in the community to get more involved with sport as well as music."

A date is yet to be set but Victoria said it is 'very likely' to be going ahead.

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Reply Posted by Cathy on Thursday March 21 2013 at 18:18
Good Luck girls.
Hope it goes ahead and is a big success. Loving the idea to include sport, think this will bring in more crowds.