Beer festival was record breaker

23 Nov 17

This Autumn’s East Keswick Beer Festival raised even more money than last year’s which had previously been the most successful to date. James Tosh, one of the organisers, told this website that £4916 had been raised for three good causes: Parkinson’s , Mind and Friends of Bardsey School.

James, Ben Marshall and Ben Ryder took over the organisation of the beer festival when the Village Hall Committee announced the 2015 one would be the last. In the new format, the event was designed to raise money for charity, with Parkinson’s being the first principal beneficiary. Sponsorship was encouraged, a sponsors pre-event afternoon added and the main day augmented by a wider beer choice, gin bar, prosecco bar, and variety of food choices. This year’s event built on that with an outside bbq and curry counter.