YOUNG farmers across north Essex are bidding for chart success after releasing a fundraising single.

Essex Young Farmers, a youth organisation for people aged 16 to 26, hope their song Put That Hoedown will be able to challenge hit musicians for a spot in the UK Top 40.

Charlotte Crust, chairman and secretary of the Wix Young Farmers Association, was a member of the committee behind the song and also sang in the chorus.

She said: “Recording the single was absolutely amazing and one of the most memorable days."