Beer set to stage its village festival

Beer Village Festival

Beer Village Festival - Credit: Archant

The action-packed charity weekend will raise funds for two worthy causes

Beer is gearing up for its village festival this weekend.

Organisers are hoping to raise a bumper amount for Seaton’s end-of-life nursing service and the Children’s Hospice South West.

A packed programme of events gets under way on Friday (June 8) and runs until the following Sunday.

Some of the highlights during the charity weekend include:


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* Bingo at the Mariners Hall on Friday. Doors open at 7pm and eyes down at 8pm.

* Real ales, craft beers and cider with street food at the Mariners Hall on Saturday – Bands playing throughout the day with Area 52 (local South West band) playing in the evening.

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* Jubilee Cliff top fete on Sunday and at 12pm Elfic, a fun filled Juggler will perform. There will also be music throughout the day, including a ‘Wonderful Wurlitzer’ recital at the Congregational Chapel at 2pm.

* The judging of children’s nautical fancy dress competition followed by the Grand raffle draw takes place at 4pm.

A spokesperson for the organisers said: “With the Seaton hospital beds closing it’s very important to Beer Village that we support the Seaton Nurses. They have nursed a local resident recently who lost her life and was nursed at home. There is also a child in the village who is using the Children’s Hospice.”

** Children’s Hospice South West provides care and support for families who have children with life-limiting conditions.

** Seaton Friends Hospiscare@home service is a dedicated team of seven nurses who are available to allow terminally ill patients registers at Seaton, Beer or Colyton practices to spend their finals days in their own homes. The service is entirely funded by Seaton and District Hospital League of Friends.

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