Charity money comes pouring in from beer festival

LYMM and District Round Table’s third beer festival has generated a barrel-load of money for charity following another great turnout from the ale-loving public.

Close to £4,000 was raised in total, beating last year’s proceeds by some margin, as hundreds attended the two-day event sponsored by Amplify – a Lymm-based web design company. The 30-plus cask ales, ciders and perries went down a treat, as did the live music and hearty grub served up by Lymm Ladies Circle who also raised over £400 for good causes.

Ian Newhouse, who helped to organise the festival, said: “Raising this kind of money for charity was a magnificent effort and it really is a great event to be a part of. There is certainly a thirst for real ale these days as, despite having significantly more beers on offer than last year, the festival was drunk dry late on the Saturday night.

“Like the duck race and bonfire, the beer festival is clearly turning into another popular Round Table event and we hope it stays on the local community’s social calendar for many years to come.”