Pints pull in pounds for Wilburton charity groups

PUBLISHED: 10:13 21 May 2014 | UPDATED: 10:13 21 May 2014

L-R: Jo Emmerton (Humpty’s Pre School), Caroline Osborne (Haddenham Guides), Patrick & Kevin Hennessey (Beer Festival Committee), Mark Fairhurst (Liam Fairhurst Foundation), Stephen Thompson (Chair, Beer Festival Committee), Jo Forsyth (Playground Working Group), Brian Austin & Robbie Temple (Beer Festival Committee), Sandy Shastid (Wilburton Rainbows), Paul Freeman (HEART). Front Row: Jenny Bone (Wilburton Primary) and Karen Wenn (Wilburton Brownies) with two local Brownies

L-R: Jo Emmerton (Humpty’s Pre School), Caroline Osborne (Haddenham Guides), Patrick & Kevin Hennessey (Beer Festival Committee), Mark Fairhurst (Liam Fairhurst Foundation), Stephen Thompson (Chair, Beer Festival Committee), Jo Forsyth (Playground Working Group), Brian Austin & Robbie Temple (Beer Festival Committee), Sandy Shastid (Wilburton Rainbows), Paul Freeman (HEART). Front Row: Jenny Bone (Wilburton Primary) and Karen Wenn (Wilburton Brownies) with two local Brownies

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Wilburton Beer Festival profits were distributed to local charities in a formal presentation ceremony.

The event was held at Wilburton Primary School where it was heard that the Playground Working Group were the main beneficiary of 2013.

Beer Festival members attended the opening ceremony of the playground last month presenting a cheque for £2,500.

At the Beneficiary Ceremony donations were given to Haddenham First Responders, Humpty’s Pre-School, The Liam Fairhurst Foundation, Wilburton Baptist Baby and Toddler Group, Haddenham Guides, Wilburton Brownies, Wilburton Rainbows and HEART.

Miss Jenny Bone, Head of School, thanked the Beer Festival Team for nominating Wilburton Primary as the Main Beneficiary for 2014.

The funds raised will make much needed improvements in IT equipment that will ensure the pupils benefit from the latest technology and eLearning opportunities.

Chairman of the Beer Festival, Stephen Thompson, said: “Our philosophy is to have fun, introduce great beers to visitors and raise money for good causes.

“We are delighted to be able to make these donations today. The Beer Festival is run entirely voluntarily and all profits are donated to local groups and charities.

“In the 15 years the festival has been running, more than £44,000 has been raised. We are very much looking forward to doing it all again at the 16th Wilburton Beer Festival which will be held on the June 21 and 22.”

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