With this year’s beer festival approaching fast it is time to remind you why we do all this. Thanks to your hard effort (partying and drinking beer) we managed to donate over £17,800 to good causes and local charities this year alone. Recipients of donations this year included:
- Brandles Close School
- Baldock Hockey Club
- Merry Go Round U5’s Nursery
- 1st Baldock Scouts
- 2nd Baldock Scouts
- Lister Macmillan
- Heathlands Sanctuary
- Garden House Hospice
- Letchworth Bravehearts Rugby Group
- Letchworth Garden City Rugby (prizes)
- Baldock Town Youth Football (prizes and hardship fund support)
- Ashwell Primary School (books)
- St Mary’s School (books)
- Hartsfield School (books)
- St John’s School (books)
- Baldock Town Fireworks Display
- Prostrate Cancer UK
- Baldock Community Orchestra
- Letchworth Food bank
- Baldock Girl Guides
- St Mary’s School (Hardship Fund)
We couldn’t have done this without the support of the general public attending the event, the volunteers who give up their time for free, and the many individuals, organisations and local business that help support us to put on this event. We couldn’t put on this event without your help so thank you.
You lovely lot drink lots of alcohol and help us raise money so we can give it away. Here is our very own Brent presenting Letchworth
Here is our very own Brent presenting Letchworth Braveherts with a cheque for £1,500 on behalf of the Independent Baldock Beer Festival Charitable Trust.
Braveherts is a mixed ability rugby team providing the opportunity to adults and children with and without disabilities to play rugby and socialise together. The team has been together for 6 years now and has 25 players who have disabilities or impairments which include Learning Disabilities, Autism, Physical Disabilities and Mental Health issues. As a
The team has been together for 6 years now and has 25 players who have disabilities or impairments which include Learning Disabilities, Autism, Physical Disabilities and Mental Health issues. As a result, Braveherts are one of 12 teams to be invited to play in the 2017 world mixed ability tournament in Spain this month. The £1500 helped to get them and the volunteers to Spain!
Good luck guys x
£1,150 was donated to Baldock Town Youth Football club by the Baldock Independent Beer Festival for their assistance and support in the running of the 2017 Beer Festival event. The club provided children’s entertainment during Saturday and Sunday with a shooting practice game and also supported the sales of the festival glasses. Massive thanks to all who took part and assisted over the weekend.
We thought that the club would be using the money to get some Galactico signings from Real Madrid in the summer but they have been very sensible and the money will be used to support the club during the 2017/2018 season by providing essential kit and equipment to various teams at the club, including costs associated with the preparation of safe pitches.
Oh well, Ronaldo was a bit too old for the team anyway.
This month the Baldock Beer Festival presented The Great Group in Baldock with a donation that will allow them to purchase outdoor games equipment and outdoor planters and planting equipment. The Great Group operates as a “not for profit” after school club at Baldock Community Centre during term times . The donation will allow them to put on a greater range of outdoor enrichment activities.
This month we made further contributions to Baldock St Mary’s Church so they can continue the restoration of the church tower.
More news on the donation front. Over the Christmas period we have donated a total of £750 to all 3 junior schools in Baldock (£250 each school). Each school has used the money to buy new books for their libraries. Here’s Duncan delivering books to St John’s school.
This week the Baldock Beer Festival donated £500 to help fund Christmas parties at the Baldock Community Centre. The money will be split jointly between the Baldock Senior Club Christmas Lunch and Herts Action on Disability.
This week we were delighted to donate £550 to the local branch of the Royal British Legion. The Legion worked throughout the whole of the beer festival selling our beer festival glasses. In recognition of this and for the fine work they do with veterans within our community we awarded all profits raised from glass selling to the local branch.
We were delighted to hand over a cheque for £750 this week to the Oncology Ward at Lister Hospital this week. This money was raised directly from the raffle of the giant cuddly toy. A big thank you to everyone who purchased a raffle ticket this year. Even if you didn’t win the raffle, your money has made a big impact.