Beer festival at pub set to boost charity – Blackpool Gazette

Published on Tuesday 24 November 2009 08:31

A LYTHAM pub is holding a new beer festival to raise money for charity.The first annual charity beer festival at The County Hotel, on Church Road, will raise money for Trinity Hospice.Every pint sold between December 3 to December 7 will see 10p donated to the charity, which offers specialist palliative care for adults and children with life limiting illnesses.

Landlord Craig Daniels said: “We are looking forward to welcoming customers to our charity beer festival to help support the fantastic work of the dedicated staff at Trinity Hospice and raise as much money as possible for what is a fantastic local cause which has helped countless people in the area over the years.

“The hospice costs 6 million a year to run and 4 million of this needs to be raised by the local community to ensure it can continue its good work.”

The pub already raises money for the hospice through its weekly quiz nights.

Mr Daniels said: “We encourage quiz team members to donate 50p towards the charity but we wanted to hold this event to raise even more money for such a worthwhile local cause.

“The festival is all about bringing people together to relax, to socialise, to have fun while raising money for a charity close to many people’s hearts.”

A special raffle will also take place where customers can win the chance to be a ‘Cask Ale Brewer for a Day’.

As well as receiving a hands-on tour of Lytham Brewery with five friends, the lucky winner will be able to brew their very own beer under the watchful eye of head brewer, Andrew Booker. They will also have the chance to design the pump clip to accompany the brew, choose the beer’s name and share two gallons of the stuff with their friends.

The prize includes a 4.5 gallon barrel of their very own cask ale and the loan of a hand pump to enjoy the brew at home over the festive period.

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