BEER-LOVERS in Penkridge are getting set to sup at the village’s inaugural beer festival with proceeds raised destined for a number of local good causes and charities.
The community event on Friday and Saturday, September 21nd and 22nd, organised by Penkridge Round Table, will feature over 30 beers and real ales from around the country and a selection of wines and ciders, all over three sessions and under the roof of the Peace Memorial Hall.
Organiser and Round Table member, Mark Cooper said: "With the event so close and ticket sales going so well we hope to be able to raise a significant amount to benefit the community.”
He said proceeds from the event would go towards purchasing a second defibrillator for the village, after the equipment’s value was highlighted in June when a local man who suffered a cardiac arrest while exercising was saved by club members at the Monckton recreational centre.
Additionally, the Round Table will use funds raised to support Penkridge Cricket Club in developing their youth and community involvement and improving their facilities with the aim of encouraging more young people to take up the sport.
Tickets for sessions on Friday (6pm-11pm), Saturday (12-4pm) and Saturday (7-11pm) from the Horse and Jockey on Market Street or online at www.penkridgebeerfestival.co.uk or on the door for the Saturday afternoon session.