Party-goers raised the roof at the first outdoor charity music festival at the Hounslow Urban Farm which helped drum up thousands of pounds towards building a new Tropical Zoo in the borough.

Around 700 revellers swarmed through the farm gates on Fagg's Road in Feltham to the Boom in the Barn 2014 event presented by west London events company Boom Nights in association with farm managers Tony and Alice Purdy.

They helped raise around £9,000 at the event hosted by KISS FM DJs and MCs on May 3.

Organiser Michael Kennedy from Boom Nights, said: "For me it was a great experience organising the event and we have built a great friendship with all the Hounslow urban farm team.

"We've now built a base crowd and will build on that for the next boom in the barn 2015!"

Organisers of Boom in the Barn music festival fundraising event on May 3 at Hounslow Urban Farm, Faggs Road TW14 0LZ. From left: Dean Tindall, Michael Kennedy, Paul Sharp, Tim Whiting and Alice Purdy with snake 'Boris'.
 

Funds will be added to the donations made to date towards getting work started on building the Tropical Zoo - an animal rescue centre and centre for education conservation.

The Purdy family have had a difficult journey since they were forced to leave their former site after 21 years in Syon Park.

They moved to the Hounslow Urban Farm with the help of Hounslow council but have been desperately raising funds through fun days and other events to reach their £2million target to build a new Tropical Zoo - £500,000 to haul in builders to start work on the new 44 acre site and the remaining £1.5 million to bring back the rest of their flock which were once housed in their Syon Park zoo before it was shut down.