Beer Festival Charity Weekend raises nearly £11,000 for good causes

PUBLISHED: 17:00 15 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:06 18 September 2018

Beer Charity Group present cheques to Seaton Friends Hospiscare at Home and Childrens Hospice South West. Ref mha 37 18TI 1317. Picture: Terry Ife

Beer Charity Group present cheques to Seaton Friends Hospiscare at Home and Childrens Hospice South West. Ref mha 37 18TI 1317. Picture: Terry Ife

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Weekend of events in June was strongly supported by local residents, and two charities have shared the proceeds

Beer Charity Group present cheques to Seaton Friends Hospiscare at Home and Childrens Hospice South West. Ref mha 37 18TI 1327. Picture: Terry IfeBeer Charity Group present cheques to Seaton Friends Hospiscare at Home and Childrens Hospice South West. Ref mha 37 18TI 1327. Picture: Terry Ife

Nearly 11 thousand pounds raised during the Beer Festival Charity Weekend has been presented to two good causes.

A cheque for £5,729 has been given to the Children’s Hospice South West, and another for £5,033 to the Seaton Friends Hospiscare@Home service.

Both charities have helped people from the Beer village community and as a result, any fundraising for them is strongly supported by local residents.

The festival, on June 8-10, was crammed with entertainment for all ages, including a bingo night which attracted around 600 people, plenty of live music, real ale, beer and cider, street food, stalls selling crafts and a children’s fancy dress competition.

Beer Charity Group present cheques to Seaton Friends Hospiscare at Home and Childrens Hospice South West. Ref mha 37 18TI 1331. Picture: Terry IfeBeer Charity Group present cheques to Seaton Friends Hospiscare at Home and Childrens Hospice South West. Ref mha 37 18TI 1331. Picture: Terry Ife

Lucia Moore from the Seaton and District League of Friends, who fund the Hospiscare@Home service, thanked the Beer Group of Friends who organised the fundraising. “Their imagination and hard work is to be applauded,“ she said. “Their kindness is much appreciated by the nurses who work tirelessly and with huge compassion to ease the lives of patients and their families during their last few weeks.”

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